SDG 1. No Poverty - Faculty Activities and Centers


Paul Jargowsky
Professor, Department of Public Policy
Director, Center for Urban Research and Urban Education (CURE)

Paul Jargowsky is a professor of public policy and the director of CURE at Rutgers–Camden, as well as a senior research affiliate at the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan. He is a fellow at The Century Foundation where he writes about inequality, the geographic concentration of poverty, and residential segregation by race and class.

Joan Maya Mazelis
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Joan Maya Mazelis specializes in the study of urban poverty and social ties. 


Andrea Hetling
Associate Professor
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Andrea Hetling’s research interests are in the area of domestic social policies that target disadvantaged or marginalized groups.  She is particularly interested in evaluating the implementation and outcomes of social programs designed to reduce poverty, inequality, and family violence.

Radha Jagannathan
Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Policy Development
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Radha Jagannathan's teaching interests include courses in statistics, econometrics, and research methods and other substantive courses in the area of demography, community and international development, and poverty. 

Lenna Nepomnyaschy
Associate Professor
School of Social Work

Lenna Nepomnyaschy’s research interests include child and family policy, poverty, and inequality and health disparities, and they are broadly focused on how poverty, inequality, and social policies impact child and family health and well-being.

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Center on Law, Inequality, and Metropolitan Equity

Rutgers Law School Center for Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) at Rutgers–Newark is committed to studying the role of law and policy in encouraging or inhibiting opportunity based on place, focusing on topics such as immigration, community development, and poverty.

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Center for Urban Research and Urban Education (CURE)

The Center for Urban Research and Urban Education at Rutgers–Camden encourages, facilitates, and promotes innovative research on  the determinants of the concentration of poverty with an emphasis on the role of public policies that shape metropolitan growth and development in the U.S. and abroad.

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