Associate ProfessorB.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
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- 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 examines 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
- Managing People and Organizations
- Non-Profit Management
- Education Policy, Community Development, and Social Justice
View Publications on SOAR
- 2019: S. Danley, and J.S. Rubin, What Enables Communities to Resist Neoliberal Education Reforms? Lessons from Newark and Camden, New Jersey. Journal of Urban Affairs.
- 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. Opening arguments | Closing Arguments
- 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.
- 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
- 2014: Weber, M. and J. Rubin. New Jersey Charter Schools: A Data-Driven View, Part I Enrollments and Student Demographics, Research Report
- 2014: N. McVeigh and J. Rubin. Loans, Loan Guarantees, and Credit Enhancements, Chapter 12 in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing, Lester M. Salamon (ed), Oxford University Press.
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