Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis, MCRP, MPA

Assistant Teaching Professor


Office: 263, Civic Square Building
Email: thomas.davis [at]
Phone: (848) 932-2813


B.A., Villanova University; MCRP, Rutgers University; MPA, Columbia University

Thomas Davis, MCRP, MPA

Assistant Teaching Professor

I have lived in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  I have experience in criminal justice, municipal finance, housing and community planning.  After working for several years in the municipal bond business in New York, I settled in Sussex County where I grew up and have become active in local organizations.   I served on the Board of Trustees of the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council for several years including one as president and I am currently Chairman of the Wantage Open Space Advisory Committee.

I also write frequent articles on current affairs on such topics as immigration policy, gun violence, health policy and politics.

In addition, I am a fine art photographer, exhibiting my work in various venues around northern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Research Interests
  • Comparative health policy
  • Gun safety
  • Social theory
  • Ethics


I currently teach Public Health Literature and Writing for Professionals.

In addition I am a licensed and certified professional planner.  I have participated in the creation of several master plans and I have sat on planning and zoning boards in Hudson and Bergen Counties.  I specialize in housing, urban design and streetscapes.

I am also an experienced grant writer, successfully securing funds for projects including the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District in Newark, the Hackensack Main Street Streetscape Project and  the Smithsonian Institution’s New Harmonies program, a celebration of American Roots Music.

  • Writing for Professionals
  • Public Health Literature