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Office of Public Engagement

The Office of Public Engagement at Rutgers SPAA facilitates faculty and student engagement and collaborative endeavors with government and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Newark area and throughout New Jersey. The office organizes and supports public engagement activities and events in areas including:

  • Courses/Curriculum: Faculty members engage students through courses with community-based initiatives
  • Events: Opportunities for SPAA faculty, staff, students, alumni, and/or community partners to collaborate and work together
  • External Communities: Activities and events designed to engage external community-based and/or nonprofit organizations from Newark and the Greater Newark area
  • Faculty: Faculty members and/or SPAA research centers host or coordinate publicly engaged initiatives
  • RU-N Collaborations: SPAA collaborates with internal and external departments and organizations to expose faculty, staff, and students to diverse initiatives, activities, and events
Director of Public Engagement

Sharon Stroye, MBA, MPA
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Rutgers University–Newark
shockada@rutgers.edu

Distinguished Research Associate

Marilyn Rubin, PhD
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Rutgers University–Newark
marilyn.rubin@rutgers.edu