Joseph J. Seneca, Ph.D.

Joseph Seneca

University Professor Emeritus
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Seneca was University Professor Emeritus at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; he passed away after a long illness in November 2020.

He taught at all levels of instruction throughout his career at Rutgers and has received numerous awards for exemplary teaching and public service. He was selected as 2002 Educator of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. Between 1991 and 2003 he served as University Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this capacity he was the university’s chief academic officer. He directly supervised the deans of the eleven degree-granting schools on the New Brunswick Campus, the University Libraries, and several research centers. He was, for many years, the Chairman of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisers.

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Graduate Courses
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Macroeconomic Foundations of Public Policy

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Recent Publications
Selected Publications
  • Reversal of Economic Fortune:  Regional and State Prosperity at Risk, with J.W. Hughes, Rutgers Regional Report, No. 27, April, 2008.
  • Where Have All the Dollars Gone?  An Analysis of New Jersey Migration Patterns, with J.W. Hughes, Rutgers Regional Report, No. 26, October, 2007.
  • Economic Losses from Marine Pollution, with D. Ofiara, Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2001, pp. 1-388.
  • America’s Demographic Tapestry, edited with J.W. Hughes, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 1999, pp. 1-228.