Director, Public Policy ProgramB.A., Harvard-Radcliffe College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; M.A., Harvard University (Sociology); Ph.D., Harvard (Organizational Behavior)
- Room 544, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2967
- jlsrubin [at] rutgers.edu
- Education Policy
- Social Justice
- Nonprofit Advocacy
- Grassroots Mobilization
- Community Economic Development
Julia Sass Rubin has been part of the faculty of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy since 2003. Dr. Rubin’s research interests include nonprofit and public organizations and processes, developmental finance, and the intersection of education policy, community development and social justice. Dr. Rubin has advised a number of organizations, including the United States Small Business Administration; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority. Previously, she consulted for McKinsey & Company; worked in brand management for the Procter & Gamble and Eastman Kodak Companies; and taught strategic management and marketing at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, as a Henry Luce Scholar. Prior to joining the Bloustein School faculty, Dr. Rubin was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University. Dr. Rubin earned her PhD and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College.
- Non-Profit Management
- Advanced Qualitative Methods
- Non-Profit Management
- Education Policy, Community Development, and Social Justice
- 2021: Julia Sass Rubin & Mark Weber (2021, in production). Charter Schools’ Impact on Public Education: Theory versus Reality. In C.H.Tienken and C.A. Mullen (Eds.). Education policy perils: Tackling more tough issues. Routledge & Kappa Delta Pi. Second edition.
- 2020: Rubin, J. S. Does the County Line Matter? An Analysis of New Jersey’s 2020 Primary Election Results, New Jersey Policy Perspectives, August 13.
- 2020: Rubin, J. S. Toeing the Line: New Jersey Primary Ballots Enable Party Insiders to Pick Winners, New Jersey Policy Perspectives, June 29.
- 2020: Rubin, J. S. Can Progressives Change New Jersey? How the old Democratic machine politics got re-established in one state, and how it can be overcome. The American Prospect, June 26.
- 2020: Rubin, J.S., Good, R.M., & Fine, M. Unequal Schools and Communities: A Critical Examination of Neoliberal Education Reform: Introduction as guest editors of the Special Issue. Journal of Urban Affairs. 42(4): 491.
- 2020: Rubin, J.S., Good, R.M., & Fine, M. Parental Action and Neoliberal Education Reform: Crafting a Research Agenda. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(4): 492-510.
- 2020: Danley, S. & Rubin, J. S. What Enables Communities to Resist Neoliberal Education Reforms? Lessons from Newark and Camden, New Jersey. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42(4): 663-684.
- 2019: J. S. Rubin. Testimony on the Washington Rural Development and Opportunity Zone Act
- 2018: Weber, M. & J. S. Rubin. New Jersey Charter Schools: A Data-Driven View – 2018 Update, Part I.
- 2018: J. S. Rubin. Should affirmative action be scrapped? No! The Economist. September 3 and 10.
- 2017: S. Danley, and J. S. Rubin, “A Tale of Two Cities: Community Resistance to Market-Based Reforms in Camden and Newark, New Jersey,” in The Fight for America’s Schools Grassroots Organizing in Education, Barbara Ferman, editor, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
- 2017: Rubin, J., “Organizing Goes Statewide: The Case of Save Our Schools New Jersey,” in The Fight for America’s Schools Grassroots Organizing in Education, Barbara Ferman, editor, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
- 2017: Rubin, J. S. Harvard and the False Premise of Meritocratic University Admissions. The Washington Post, August 10.
- 2016: Rubin, J. and K. Nelson. Why Are Community Development Lenders Financing Charter Schools? Shelterforce, Winter 2015-16
- 2015: Rubin, J. New Jersey Charter School Funding, Research Report
Areas of Expertise: Community Based Research, Community Development, Education/Human Capital Investment, New Jersey Politics and Government, Political Institutions, Qualitative Research, Social Policy/Inequality and Disparities