Charles A. Brown

Assistant Dean for Diversity Programs
RBS Office of the Dean - Student Development Center
Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

Key topics: Diversity and diversity programs, community engagement, underrepresented student populations, business education partnerships, black male achievement

Charles A. Brown oversees a portfolio of programs that helps with the recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented students populations. With a passionate, dynamic, and relevant style, Charles is able to engage diverse audiences in…

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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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Arturo Osorio-Fernandez

Assistant Professor
Management and Global Business
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick

Key topics: Creative class, social entrepreneurship, urban entrepreneurship, social and economic renaissance, entrepreneurship base socioeconomic development, urban revitalization, business and communities, entrepreneurship and under-served populations, entrepreneurship and Hispanic minorities

Arturo Osorio-Fernandez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Global Business. He is also a fellow at the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). There he works with members of the…

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Debra Palmer

Extension Specialist Nutritional Science
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Key topics: Nutrition education for people of limited resources, food safety, household food security, obesity

Debra Palmer, Ph.D., is a nutrition specialist whose research interests surround issues related to the effective delivery and evaluation of nutrition education for limited-resource people. 

Palmer is the state's Expanded Food…

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