William Bamka

County Agent II
Department of Agricultural and Resource Management Agents
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Key topics: Agriculture in NJ, small scale farming, horse pasture management, field and forage crops, and nutrient management

William J. Bamka is the Burlington County Agricultural and Resource Management Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. He has worked extensively on forage quality, nutrient management, water…

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Angus Gillespie

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: The Legend of the Jersey Devil; Jersey's Most Famous Road, the Turnpike; New York City's World Trade Center

A graduate of Yale and a Fulbright Scholar, Angus Kress Gillespie is Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University.  He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live.  He is also founder…

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Paul Gottlieb

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Key topics: Urban sprawl; SmartGrowth; growth management; "growth vs. environment"; regional planning; zoning and local land use policy; property tax reform; differences in economic welfare between suburbs and central cities; regional and city development; agriculture in New Jersey

Paul D. Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He is also an extension specialist, with college-wide responsibilities related to smart growth,…

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James Hughes

University Professor
Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Demographics and housing, regional and New Jersey economics, community development patterns

James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert who has presented extensive budgetary and economic testimony before New Jersey state legislative committees. He has also provided countless policy briefings on demographics, housing, and…

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Shaun Illingworth

Director
Rutgers Oral History Archives, Department of History
School of Arts & Sciences

Key topics: Personal experiences of American veterans and home front participants in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, and more; New Jersey 20th Century history; oral history general information and workshops

Shaun Illingworth, MLIS, is the director of the Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA). As webmaster for the #15 oral history website in the world, he has developed an online repository featuring tens of thousands of pages of fully transcribed,…

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Kenneth Miller

Professor
Department of Geology
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: "Should I Sell My Shore House: Global Warming and Sea Level Rise", geology of New Jersey, New Jersey coastal plain, death of the dinosaur, extinction, evolution and oceonography.

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Jack Molenaar

Director
Rutgers University Department of Transportation

Key topics: Pedestrian and bicycle planning and design, traffic calming solutions, parking, parking management, transit solutions.

Jack Molenaar is a transportation planner with more than 22 years of experience in the public and private sectors. At Rutgers, he oversees the university's bus system, which is the second largest in the state, and is responsible for traffic…

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James Nichnadowicz

County Agent
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Key topics: Gardening with children, community beautification programs, community tree planting, environmental education

James Nichnadowicz is the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent for Union County. He has expertise in teaching children about gardening and the environment, and experience in community beautification and tree planting programs. He has been a 4-…

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Michael Rockland

Professor
Department of American Studies
School of Arts and Sciences

Key topics: Popular culture, mobility, American ethnicity, American Jewish literature, issues in literature to film adaption, American foreign policy, individualism and communitarianism in American life, New Jersey and the state's 350th anniversary

Michael Aaron Rockland, Ph. D., is a professor and founder of the Department of American Studies and a keynoter for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A graduate of Hunter College and University of Minnesota, he joined Rutgers in 1969…

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Carl Van Horn

Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Workforce and economic development policy; future of work; emerging industry sectors and careers; state and federal government policymaking

Carl Van Horn, Ph.D., is the founding director of the John J. Heldrich Center for WorkforceDevelopment, one of the nation's leading university-based research centers for the study of work and the labor market. He is a widely…

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Leigh Ann Von Hagen

Sr Research Specialist
Voorhees Transport Center
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Land use and transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and policy, bicycle education, planning for all ages and abilities, complete streets, safe routes to school, health impact assessment, public health, community engagement, public space, air quality, sustainability, funding

Ms. Von Hagen is a Senior Research Specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Leigh Ann is a licensed professional planner, both nationally and…

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Deborah Walsh

Director, Center for American Women and Politics
Eagleton Institute of Politics

Key topics: Women and American Politics, Women's Leadership, Women Voters, Women Candidates, and Recruitment

Debbie Walsh is director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics' Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP). She joined the CAWP staff in 1981. As director of the Center, she oversees CAWP's research, education and public service programs.…

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