Community Leadership Center Affiliated Scholars are a select group of faculty and practitioners among our partner institutions who collaborate on research initiatives in community development, education, STEM fields, population health, the arts, and humanities.

Rutgers University Affiliated Scholars

Brandi Blessett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Marie Isabelle Chevrier, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Vibiana Cvetkovic
Head of Access and Collection Services, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers-Camden
Stephen Danley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Maureen Donaghy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers-Camden

Kenneth Elliott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theater; Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Rutgers-Camden
Jill M. Friedman 
Associate Dean for Pro Bono and Public Interest Law, Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Jaishankar Ganesh, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Marketing, Rutgers School of Business-Camden

Angélica L. González, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Biology, Rutgers-Camden
Vicente H. Gracias, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Rutgers-New Brunswick
Keith Green, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, Rutgers-Camden
Kathleen Jackson, DNP, RN, APRN, BC-ADM
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
Paul A. Jargowsky, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Policy & Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Kriste Lindenmeyer, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers-Camden
Sheila Linz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-NP
Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing-Camden
Nelson Maldonado, Ph.D.
Professor, Comparative Literature, Rutgers- New Brunswick 
Howard Marchitello, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Graduate School, Rutgers-Camden
Patrice M. Mareschal, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Joseph V. Martin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Health Sciences
Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Ph.D
Professor and Director, Institute for Research on Women
Latino Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers- New Brunswick
Lorraine C. Minnite, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden
Susan Norris, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Rutgers-Camden
Marie T. O’Toole, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden
Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers-Camden



Michael Palis, Ph.D.
Provost and Professor of Computer Science, Rutgers-Camden
Suneeta Ramaswami, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science, Rutgers-Camden
Cyril Reade, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Center for the Arts, Rutgers-Camden
Benedetto Piccoli, Ph.D. 
Associate Provost for Research and Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers-Camden
Joe Schiavo, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers-Camden

Ben Sifuentes-Jauregui, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Other University and Partner Organization Scholars

 Wendy Osefo, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Johns Hopkins University
Horacio Sosa, Ph.D.
‎Vice President, Global Learning & Partnerships, Rowan University
Jeffrey Vega
CEO, Princeton Area Community Foundation

Puerto Rico Affiliated Scholars

    Rubén Estremera Jiménez Ph.D., E.D. 
Chair of Social Work, University of Puerto Rico
Dennis Román Roa, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Puerto Rico
Gloribel García Pérez, M.S.
Project Manager, Center for Puerto Rico
Heidie Calero, JD
President, H. Calero Consulting Group, Inc.
Víctor García San Inocencio, Ph.D., JD.
Professor of Law, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico

Cuba Affiliated Scholars

Dr. Gustavo Cobreiro Suárez 
President, University of Havana
Luis Alberto Pichs Garcia, Ph.D.
Chancellor, University of Medical Sciences of Havana
Diana Clara Mondeja González, Ph.D.
San Geronimo University
Eusebio Leal, Ph.D.
Havana City Historian
Patricia Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Director of the Master Plan, Office of the Historian of the City of Havana
Lester Campa
Artist
José Rodríguez Fuster
Artist
Santiago Hermes Martinez Zerquera 
Artist, Free Strokes Creative Zone Project
María de la Caridad Cid Borrell
Coordinator, Free Strokes Creative Zone Project
Ms. Isis Maria Salcines Milla 
Director, Organiponico Alamar