Philip Mark Plotch, Ph.D. AICP
Director of Master of Public Administration Program and Assistant 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
Executive Deputy Inspector General/Deputy Inspector General For Audit
Office of the Inspector General, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York
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)
Chief Technology Officer, New York City Department of Transportation
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.S., New York University.
*David Surrey, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Sociology and Urban Studies
Director of Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Title V and Faculty Development
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research.
Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 403
Phone: (201) 761-6152
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
Former New Jersey Governor
Hudson County Chamber President
Principal of Silverman Buildings
Mayor of Weehawken
*Recipient of the Bene Merenti award for more than 20 years of service to Saint Peter’s University