Norman J. Glickman, Ph.D.

Norman Glickman

University Professor
B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Research Interests
  • Community development
  • International and regional economic development
  • Urban impact analysis
  • Urban and industrial policy

Norman Glickman retired as University Professor in 2015. During his tenure, he conducted research and teaching in urban and public policy and studied the work of non-profit organizations. He was also a certified mediator of public policy disputes. Dr. Glickman passed away in 2019.

In 2003, Glickman was part of a team at Rutgers that received a five-year, $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Learning and Teaching. The thrust of the CLT is “Mathematics and America ‘s Cities” and Glickman’s role is to research and teach about the connection between math teaching in inner-city schools to institutions and families in poor neighborhoods.

From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Glickman directed the Center for Urban Policy Research. During that time, he and CUPR won awards for research and service from the United Nations, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the APA, and other organizations. Glickman was awarded the Lindback Prize for Distinguished Teaching from the University of Pennsylvania and holds HUD’s Certificate of Special Achievement.

Glickman previously worked with community development organizations throughout the country on issues of economic development and poverty.

An economist, with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he previously taught at Penn and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the first holder of the Hogg Professorship in Urban Policy.

Selected Publications


  • 1989: (With Douglas P. Woodward), The New Competitors: How Foreign Investors Are Changing the U.S. Economy (New York: Basic Books, 1989); x + 374 pp. Translated into Japanese as Yes or No? Wawareru America Kau Nippon (Tokyo: Nihon Keizei Shimbun, 1990). Also translated into Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
  • 1988: (With Ray Marshall), Choices for American Industry (Washington, D.C.: Labor Policy Institute) (October 1987).

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2009: Glickman, Norman J. and Corianne P. Scally, 2008. “Can Community and Education Organizing Improve InnerCity Schools?” Journal of Urban Affairs, 30 (5) 557-577.
  • 2003: (with Lisa J. Servon), “By the Numbers: Measuring Community Development Capacity,” Journal of Planning Education and Research. Vol. 22, Number 3, pp. 240-256.

Research Reports

  • 2009: Economy in Crisis: The State of Working New Jersey, 2009 New Jersey Policy Perspective.

Other Publications

  • 2007: (With Geoffrey J. Bannister), “The Regional Effects of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad,” Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Working Paper No. 47.
  • 2002: (With Donita Devance-Manzini and Sean DiGiovanna), Building Capacity in Community Development Corporations: Lessons from the Human Capital Development Initiative (Washington DC: National Congress for Community Economic Development, 2002).
  • 2002: (With Sean Diviovanna and others), National Problems, Hometown Solutions: An Assessment of the Pew Partnership’s Wanted: Solutions for America (Charlottesville VA: Pew Partnership for Civic Change, 2002).