Lawrence P. Goldman, PhD

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence


PhD: Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Public Affairs
MPA: Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Public Affairs
AB: Colgate University


Lawrence P. Goldman is presently (since June of 2011) the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Theater Square Development Company, a subsidiary of The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). He became the first President of NJPAC in June of 1989. In 1993, he also became Chief Executive Officer. He stepped down after 22 years in June of 2011.

Prior to joining NJPAC, Goldman was, from 1980-1989, Director of Real Estate Planning and Development and then Vice President of Carnegie Hall where he was responsible for organizing the restoration, renovation, and expansion of Carnegie Hall and the development of a 60-story tower adjacent to Carnegie Hall. In 1987, he was selected a Crain’s All-Star by Crain’s New York Business for his work at Carnegie Hall.  

During the 1970’s, he was Executive Assistant to the President of the New York State Urban Development Corporation and Executive Vice President of the Roosevelt Island Development Corporation in New York City. Prior to that, he held administrative and faculty positions at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.           

While at Colgate University, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1999, Goldman received honorary doctorate degrees from Rutgers University, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State University. In February 2008, he was awarded the prestigious James Madison Medal by Princeton University. 

He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the following organizations: Teach for America (New Jersey), The Newark Alliance, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University. 

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