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Experts Can Comment on Newark Mayoral Election, Aftermath

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On May 13, 2014, Newark residents will decide who will fill the seat left by former mayor Cory Booker, whose remaining term is being served by Mayor Luis Quintana. While the spotlight currently shines on candidates Shavar Jeffries and Ras Baraka, focus will soon shift to the future of Newark’s educational system, infrastructure, economic conditions, and social programs under new leadership.

At Rutgers University–Newark, experts are available to comment on this pivotal race and the implications for Newark residents once a new mayor begins implementing his agenda.

 

ISSUES: URBAN POLITICAL TRANSITIONS, URBAN POLICIES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND FINANCE

Expert: Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D. 
Associate Research Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration 
Director, The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies 
Contact: (office) 973-353-1750 x1752 (e-mail) r.anglin@rutgers.edu

Roland V. Anglin has spent his career promoting economic and community development in and for marginalized communities. He can discuss issues that impact urban and community economic development practices, leadership issues and concerns, urban policies/programs potentially affected by the election, upward mobility for persons of color, poverty, neighborhood security, and African Americans in politics.

 

ISSUES: NEWARK HISTORY, PEOPLE, AND POLITICS; ARTS AND CULTURE; RACE AND ETHNICITY; AND AMERICAN RACE RELATIONS

Expert: Clement A. Price, Ph.D. 
City Historian, City of Newark 
Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History 
Director, Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience 
Contact: (office) 973-353-5414 (e-mail) caprice@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Clement A. Price was recently named Newark’s official city historian. He is widely cited in national and international publications for his vast knowledge of Newark and its history. Price can comment on all aspects of the city’s history, politics, and contemporary life.

 

ISSUES: URBAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Expert: Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick 
Academic Director, The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers University 
Director, New Jersey Social Innovation Institute 
Contact: (office) 848-445-5643 (cell) 917-364-9800 (e-mail) jrobinson@business.rutgers.edu

Jeffrey A. Robinson’s research describes how business practices and entrepreneurship can be used to impact societal issues. He can discuss relevant policies and programs related to urban economic development and urban entrepreneurship.