Andrea Hetling, Ph.D.

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Professor
Director, Social Policy Lab
Senior Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Research on Ending Violence

B.A. Columbia University; Master of International Affairs, Columbia University, Ph.D. University of Maryland
Contact
  • Room 538, Civic Square Building
  • (848) 932-2963
  • ahetling [at] rutgers.edu
Research Interests
  • Anti-poverty and human services policy
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the safety net
  • Equity analysis of public policies
  • Social policy implementation
  • Intimate partner violence


Andrea Hetling is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Dr. Hetling’s research interests focus on how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable populations, including families living in poverty and survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2019, Andrea was selected as one of only five Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network (FSSRN) Scholars and awarded a five-year grant by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Before getting her Ph.D., Andrea worked as a program administrator at a domestic violence agency, focusing on advocacy and development issues. As a strong believer in the public impact of applied policy research, Andrea regularly connects her research projects with her teaching and mentoring and to her service to the greater community.

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

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Undergraduate Courses
  • Principles of Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • U.S. Social Policy
Graduate Courses
  • Policy Practicum
  • American Social Policy
  • Public Policy Methods I
  • Public Policy Methods II

Recent Publications

Books

  • 2016: Hetling, A. & Botein, H. Home “safe” home: The challenges of housing solutions for survivors of intimate partner violence. Rutgers University Press.

Book Chapters

  • 2016: Hetling, A. (2015). Technology and Public Policy. in M.A. Odekon (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition.
  • 2016: Hetling, A. & Hoge, G. (2015) Economic Self-Sufficiency. in in M.A. Odekon (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2020: Nikolova, K., Steiner, J., Postmus, J.L., Hetling, A., and Johnson, L. (2020). Administering the U.S. Family Violence Option: The role of stigma in waiver recommendations. Health & Social Care in the Community. (June Online First).
  • 2020: Hetling, A., Dunford, A., & Botein, H. (2020). Community in the permanent supportive housing model: Applications to survivors of intimate partner violence. Housing, Theory and Society, 37(4), 400-416.
  • 2020: Johnson, L., Postmus, J.L., Hetling, A., Steiner, J., Riordan, A., & Braasch, L. (2019). Divergent attitudes among domestic violence risk assessors and county welfare agency staff during the Family Violence Option process. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 44(2) 169-186.
  • 2017: Hetling, A., Postmus, J.L., & Kaltz, C. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of a financial literacy curriculum for survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 37 (4), 672-685.
  • 2016: Hetling, A., Hoge, G.L., & Postmus, J.L. (2016). What is economic self-sufficiency? Validating a measurement scale for policy, practice, and research. Journal of Poverty, 20 (2), 214-235.
  • 2016: Hetling, A., Kwon, J., & Saunders, C. (2015). The relationship between state welfare rules on economic disconnection among low-income single mothers. Social Service Review, 89 (4), 653-685.
  • 2015: Postmus, J., Hetling, A., Hoge, G.L. (2015). Evaluating a financial education curriculum as an intervention to improve financial behaviors and financial well-being of survivors of domestic violence: Results from a longitudinal randomized controlled study. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 49 (1), 250-266. doi: 10.1111/joca.12057
  • 2015: Hetling, A., Stylianou, A.M., & Postmus, J.L. (2015). Measuring financial strain in the lives of survivors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30 (6), 1046-1064. doi: 10.1177/0886260514539758

Other Publications

  • 2020: Hetling, A. (2019). Building a Trauma-Informed Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program: An Evaluative Toolkit. Washington, DC: Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 64 pp.
  • 2020: Seith, D.* & Hetling, A. (December, 2019). April 2019 snapshot of active TANF cases: Short-, medium-, and long-term New Jersey, single-parent, TANF participants.
  • 2020: Understanding TANF in New Jersey: Internal Confidential Administrative Data Reports to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 16 pp.
  • 2020: Seith, D.*, Roman, J.*, & Hetling, A. (June, 2020). TANF exits, recidivism, and churn: Caseload dynamics among a 2018 cohort of single adults with children. Confidential report to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 23 pp.
  • 2020: Seith, D.*, Holcomb, S.*, & Hetling, A. (March, 2020). Conceptualizing and measuring TANF spells: Creating longitudinal, administrative data files. Understanding TANF in New Jersey: Internal Confidential Administrative Data Reports to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. 13 pp.

Areas of Expertise: Gender and Family PolicyHousingQualitative ResearchSocial Policy/Inequality and DisparitiesStatistical Research Methods