Master of Public Administration
Philip Mark Plotch, Ph.D. AICP
Director of Master of Public Administration Program and Associate Professor of Political Science
B.S., State University of New York at Albany; Master of Urban Planning, Hunter College; Ph.D., New School University’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.
Office: Dorothy Day House, 813 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 761-7459
Anna J. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science
B.A., Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham.
Office: Dorothy Day House, 2nd Floor
Phone: (201) 761-7462
Edgar Rivera Colón, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies
B.A., Fordham University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti
New Jersey Assemblyman
Father John M. Corridan S.J. Fellow
B.A., The Catholic University of America; J.D., Rutgers School of Law
Office: Dorothy Day House
Phone: (201) 761-6048
Former President of Moynihan Station Development Corporation
B.A., State University of New York College at Oswego; MPA, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Peter Herbst, MSW
Former executive director of the Hudson County Child Abuse Prevention Center
B.A., Wilkes University, BA; M.S.W., Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work
B.A. Queens College; M.A., Columbia University
Executive Deputy Inspector General/Deputy Inspector General For Audit
Office of the Inspector General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York
Bernadette Kucharczuk, CGCIO
Director of Information Technology, City of Jersey City
B.S. Information Science, University of Pittsburgh; Master of Aviation Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Certified Government Chief Information Officer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Gov. James McGreevey
Executive director of Jersey City’s Employment & Training Program
Former New Jersey assemblyman, senator, mayor, and governor
B.A., Columbia University; J.D., Georgetown University, Ed.M., Harvard University
Lead Organizer at New Jersey Together
B.A., University of Chicago, M.A., Queen’s University (Belfast)
New Jersey Assemblyman
Former Speaker of New Jersey General Assembly
Director of the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services
MPA Class of 2015
NJ Transit Executive Director
Director of the Public Policy Program
Former New Jersey Governor
Hudson County Chamber President
Principal of Silverman Buildings
Professor and Chair of Sociology and Urban Studies
Mayor of Weehawken
*Recipient of the Bene Merenti award for more than 20 years of service to Saint Peter’s University