Marc D. Weiner, J.D., Ph.D.

Marc Weiner


Associate Research Professor
Executive Director, Undergraduate Programs
B.A., Syracuse University (political philosophy); J.D., Widener University; Ph.D. Rutgers University (political science)
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Research Interests
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methodologies;
  • Survey research planning, design, and operations;
  • Public opinion data analysis and quantitative data modeling;
  • Social movements and power relations; and
  • Demography and population studies.


Marc Weiner has been with the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey since June 1, 2006. He is currently Associate Research Professor and Executive Director of the Bloustein School’s Undergraduate Programs. Weiner’s research interests include quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; survey research planning, design, and operations; public opinion data analysis and quantitative data modeling; his teaching interests include social movements and power relations; demography and population studies; and he currently teaches the Bloustein School’s undergraduate “Senior Seminar in Planning and Public Policy.” In 2014, Weiner won the Jerome G. Rose Excellence in Teaching Award from the Bloustein School; in 2016, he won the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award from the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies; and, in 2017, he was profiled for excellence in teaching by the American Political Science Association’s Campus Teaching Award Interview Series in PSNow.

Previously, Weiner served as Associate Director of the Bloustein Center for Survey Research, as well as Project Director for the Office of Population Research, and Assistant Director for the Survey Research Center, both at Princeton University. Weiner was the founding President of the New Jersey-Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and served on the Executive Council of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.

Weiner received his doctorate in political science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, in May 2005 for research focusing on the role of the electorate in the American political party system. He received a 2002 dissertation research grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for his thesis, Fifty Years On: The American Electorate’s Evolving Participation in a Responsible Two-Party System (Gerald M. Pomper, director). He studied political methodology at the University of Michigan (ICPSR, summer 1998) and Princeton (Woodrow Wilson School, fall 1998), has a juris doctor from Widener University (1986) and a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Syracuse University (1982).

Before returning to the academy, from 1986 through 1996, he practiced trial law in the New Jersey state and federal courts. During that time, he served as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, was certified as a New Jersey Department of Public Advocacy special mediator, and as a special hearing officer for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Undergraduate
  • Senior Seminar in Planning and Public Policy
  • Social Movements
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Introduction to Planning, Public Policy, and Public Health
Graduate
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Research Design and Data Analysis for Public Policy
  • Advanced Data Analysis for Public Policy

Recent Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 2018: Weiner, M.D. and Greenberg, M.R. (2018). The Hudson Tunnel Project: Exploring Public Opinion Support for Public Funding Mechanisms for Critical Infrastructure. Case Studies on Transport Policy. Vol. 6, pp. 265-278. (2F2F10.10167C017Cf659eb2a68dd46a9694808d6176496c87C17C636722118115040261&sdata=zyZ9DfomrAkfj41KVGIcJeM4uIRfiapIGe2fUOWUPeY%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.04.005).
  • 2017: Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T., Siracusa, P.C. & Crowley, J.E. (2017). Recruiting Hard-to-Reach Populations: The Utility of Facebook for Recruiting Qualitative In-Depth Interviewees. Survey Practice. Vol. 10, No. 3, Special Issue.
  • 2017: Porterfield, V., Weiner, M.D. & Siracusa, P. C. (2017). A Diagnostic Mechanism for Assessing Respondent Burden: Sensitive Item Nonresponse Bias in Student Surveys. The Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness. Vol. 7.
  • 2017: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., DiPetrillo, S. & Kay, A.I. (2017). Attitudes Towards Transit-Oriented Development: Resident Experiences and Professional Perspectives. Journal of Transport Geography. Vol. 60, pp. 130-140.
  • 2017: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., Klein, N.J., & Puniello, O.T. (2017). An Evaluation of Transit Procurement Training. Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 61, pp. 1-7. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.11.001).
  • 2016: Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T. & Noland, R.B. (2016). Conducting Efficient Transit Surveys of Households Surrounding Transit-Oriented Development. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2594, pp. 44-50. DOI 10.3141/2594-08.
  • 2016: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., Gao, D., Cook, M.P. & Nelessen, A.C. (2016). Eye-tracking Technology, Visual Preference Surveys, and Urban Design: Preliminary Evidence of an Effective Methodology. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, Vol. 10(1), pp. 98-110. DOI:10.1080/17549175.2016.1187197, (available at
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17549175.2016.1187197).
  • 2016: Kline, A., Chesin, M., Latorre, M., Stanley, B., Weiner, M.D., Shcherbakov, A., St. Hill, L., Miller, R., Rowell, D., King, A., and Interian, A. (2016). Rationale and Study Design of a Trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Preventing Suicide Attempts (MBCT-S) in Military Veterans. Contemporary Clinical Trials. (Sept). Vol. 50, pp. 245-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2016.08.015.
  • 2016: Klein, A., Weiner, M.D., Interian, A, Shcherbakov, A. & St. Hill, L. (2016). Morbid Thoughts and Suicidal Ideation in Iraq War Veterans: The Role of Direct and Indirect Killing in Combat. Depression and Anxiety, Vol. 33(6), pp. 473-82. DOI: 10.1002/da.22496, (available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27030031).
  • 2016: Interian, A., Kline, A., Perlick, D., Dixon, L., Feder, A., Weiner, M.D., Goldstein, M., Hennessy, K., St. Hill, L. & Losonczy, M. (2016). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Internet-Based Intervention for Families of Veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development. Vol 53, No. 5, pp. 629-640. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0257).
  • 2015: Weiner, M.D. (2015). A Natural Experiment: Inadvertent Priming of Party Identification in a Split-Sample Survey. Survey Practice. Vol. 8, No. 6. (Dec).
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Noland, R.B., Herb, J., Kaplan, M. & Broccoli, A. (2014). Public Support for Policies to Reduce Risk after Hurricane Sandy. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, Vol. 34(6), pp. 997-1012.
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Kosson, D. & Power, C. (2014). Trust in the U.S. Department of Energy: A Post-Fukushima Rebound. Energy Research and Social Science, Vol. 2, pp. 145-147.
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Mayer, H., Kosson, D. & Power, C. (2014). Sustainability as a Priority at Major U.S. Department of Energy Defense Site: Surrounding Population Views. Sustainability, Vol. 6(4), pp. 2013-2030.
  • 2014: Kline, A., Weiner, M. D., Ciccone, D.S., Interian, A., St. Hill, L. & Losonczy, M. Increased Risk of Alcohol Dependency in a Cohort of National Guard Troops with PTSD: A Longitudinal Study. (2014). Journal of Psychiatric Research. Vol. 50, March. pp. 18-25.
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R. & Weiner, M.D. (2014). Pain of Sustainability: Limited the Number of Times Homeowners can Receive Disaster Relief. Sustainability, Vol. 6, pp. 4369-4385.
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R. & Weiner, M.D. (2014). Keeping Surveys Valid, Reliable, and Useful: A Tutorial. Risk Analysis, Vol. 34(8), pp. 1362-1375.
  • 2014: Weiner, M.D. & Puniello, O.T. (2014). The Effect of Poverty on the Propensity to Adopt Broadband: Household Level Evidence from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Journal of Poverty: Innovation on Social, Political, & Economic Inequalities, Vol. 18(4), pp. 427-452.

Reviews

  • 2016: Weiner, M.D. (2016). “Film Review: ‘The Pruitt‐Igoe Myth’.” Journal of Planning History. DOI:10.1177/1538513216637462

Chapters in Books or Monographs

  • 2018: Weiner, M.D. (2018). Data Appendix. In Crowley, J.E., The Gray Divorce Penalty: The Price Men and Women Pay for Midlife Marital Splits and How They Can Recover. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • 2014: Pomper, G.M. & Weiner, M.D. (2014). The Institutional Sources of Political Polarization. In W. Crotty (Ed.), Polarized Politics: The Impact of Divisiveness in the U.S. Political System. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Reports/Other Publications

  • 2018: Hughes, J. W., Weiner, M.D. & Iacobucci, E. (2018). NJBankers 2017-18 Economic Survey: Final Analysis and Report of Survey Results (May). Retrieved from https://doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3C53Q6R.
  • 2017: Hughes, J.W., Weiner, M.D., & Iacobucci, E. (2017). C-Suite 2017: Economic and Business Conditions Survey, Final Analysis and Report of Survey Results: Promoting Positive Change for New Jersey’s Economy. Prepared for the 2015-2017 Real Estate and Economic Policy Research Consortium (CBRE, Inc., PNC Bank, PwC, Riker Danzig, and the Kimmerle Group).
  • 2017: Weiner, M.D. & Iacobucci, E. (2017). Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers University, Partnerships for Academic Success and Community Health: 2015-2016 Year-End Summary Narrative Report.
  • 2017: Weiner, M.D. & Iacobucci, E. (2017). Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers University, Partnerships for Academic Success and Community Health: 2015-2016 Year-End Summary Narrative Report.2017: Lies My Demographer Told Me. Weiner, M.D. The Art and Aesthetics of Power Relations and Demography, Working Group of the Center for Cultural Analysis, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 2017.
  • 2016: Tunnels Under The Hudson with Water On The Rails: Assessing and Building Public Support for Funding a Critical Infrastructure Project. Greenberg, M.R. and Weiner, M.D. Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), 38th Annual Fall Research Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2016.
  • 2016: Invited Keynote Address: “Institutional and Structural Sources of Political Polarization.” Organizer: American College of Dentists, New York Section, September 20, 2016. University of Pennsylvania Club, New York, New York.
  • 2016: The Art and Aesthetics of Power Relations and Demography. Turshen, M., and Weiner, M.D. 11th Annual Faculty Forum on Race and Ethnicity, Center for Race and Ethnicity, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. September 2016.
  • 2016: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D. Whytlaw, R., DiPetrillo, S., & Lubin, A. (2016). An Evaluation of the “Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility” Course Offered by the National Transit Institute, Final Report (July). (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ). Submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, and to the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.
  • 2016: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., & Siracusa, P.C. (2016). A Second Evaluation of the “Introduction to Procurement” Course Offer by the National Transit Institute, Final Report (April). (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ). Submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, and to the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.
  • 2016: Recruiting Hard-to-Reach Populations: The Utility of Facebook and the Promise of Big Data. Puniello, O.T., Weiner, M.D., Siracusa, P.C. & Crowley, J.E. (Methodological Brief, Panel Recruitment and Retention). American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Austin, Texas. May 2016.
  • 2016: Weiner, M.D. (2016). Report Presenting Outcomes of the Graduate Student Campus Climate Census [with separate Executive Summary] (March). (Rutgers Association of Policy and Planning Students (RAPPS), Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ). Submitted to the 2016 RAPPS Executive Board and the Dean and Program Directors of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.
  • 2016: Irving, W., Lahr, M. L., Weiner, M.D., and Hughes, J.W. (2016). Contribution of the Commercial Banking and Savings Institutions Sectors to the New Jersey Economy (February). Submitted to the New Jersey Bankers Association.
  • 2016: Conducting efficient Transit Surveys of Households Surrounding Transit-Oriented Developments [poster]. Weiner, M.D., Puniello, O.T. & Noland, R.B. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • 2016: Decomposition of Visual Preferences in Urban Design [poster]. Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., Gao, D. Cook, M.P. & Nelessen, A. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • 2016: The Review and Evaluation of New Jersey Rail Grants Program. Ozby, K., Bartin, B., Allen, B., Iyer, S., Weiner, M.D., Robins, M. & Nassif, H. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • 2016: Funding Resilient Infrastructure in New Jersey [poster]. Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D. & Greenberg, M.R. Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 2016.
  • 2016: Hughes, J. W. & Weiner, M.D. (2016). NJBankers 2015-16 Economic Survey: Final Analysis and Report of Survey Results (January). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3FB550J
  • 2015: Trumping the Evidence: Political Conformity, Attitude Formation, and Global Climate Change Policy [poster]. Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM), 37th Annual Fall Research Conference, Miami, Florida, November 2015.
  • 2015: Series of Panel Discussions: “Data Methodologies for Studying Inequalities,” Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Organizer: Meredeth Turshen, Ph.D. Invited presentation, October 28, 2015: Surveying in an Armed Conflict Zone: Making Sense of it After the Fact.
  • 2015: Decomposition of Visual Preference Surveys of Urban Designs Using Eye-Tracking. Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D., Gao, D., Cook, M.P., and Nelessen, A.C. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ASCP) 55th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, October 2015.
  • 2015: Weiner, M.D. (2015). SID/BID Enforcement/Incentive Study Report, submitted to the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick special improvement district, New Brunswick City Market (July).
  • 2015: Noland, R.B., Weiner, M.D. & Greenberg, M.R. (2015). Funding Resilient Infrastructure in New Jersey: Attitudes Following a Natural Disaster. Report submitted to the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (June).
  • 2015: Hughes, J.W., Weiner, M.D., & Puniello, O.T. (2015). NJBankers 2015 Economic Survey: Final Analysis and Report of Survey Findings (January). (Bloustein Center for Survey Research: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ).
  • 2015: Hughes, J.W., Weiner, M.D., & Puniello, O.T. (2015). NJBankers 2014 Economic Survey: Final Analysis and Report of Survey Findings (January). (Bloustein Center for Survey Research: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ).
  • 2014: The Propensity to Accept Reality: Attitude Formation and Global Climate Change. American Association for Public Opinion Research Meeting, Anaheim, California, May 2014.
  • 2014: Noland, R.B., Klein, N.J., Weiner, M.D., & Puniello, O.T. (2014). An Evaluation of the “Introduction to Procurement” Course Offer by the National Transit Institute, Final Report (December). (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: New Brunswick, NJ). Submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, and to the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.
  • 2014: Zaccaro, H.N., Greenberg, M.R., & Weiner, M.D. (2014). Modeling Affective Responses to Hurricane Sandy on an Emotional-Cognitive Scale [report].
  • 2014: Greenberg, M.R., Weiner, M.D., Kosson, D., Power, C., & Mayer, H. (2014). Considering U.S. Defense Nuclear Sites as Locations for Storing and Managing Used Commercial Nuclear Fuel? A Public Perspective on a Complex Environmental Management Issue [report].

Areas of Expertise:  DemographyPolitical InstitutionsPublic Opinion and Elections, Qualitative ResearchStatistical Research MethodsSurvey Research