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Charles M. Payne

Director

Charles M. Payne directs the Cornwall Center and is the Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies. His interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and...

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Marcus Anthony

Senior Program Director

Marcus hails from Columbus, Ohio. He received a BA in Political Science from Miami University, earned a MA in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University, and a...

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Meril Antony

Postdoctoral Associate

Meril Antony is a post-doctoral scholar with the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark. Her interests lie at the intersection of urban education policy, public management, social equity, and...

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Nakeefa Bernard Garay

Senior Program Director

Nakeefa Bernard Garay has over eight years of experience in New Jersey’s nonprofit community development industry. Prior to working at Rutgers Newark, she served as a Program Officer at Local...

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Vandeen Campbell

Assistant Research Professor and Senior Quantitative Director

Vandeen Campbell is an Assistant Research Professor and Senior Quantitative Director at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies and the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University –...

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Amanda Jaeger

Senior Research Analyst

Amanda Jaeger is a Senior Research Analyst at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. Her research projects include: studying science course-taking and graduation pathways in New Jersey public...

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Claudia M. Castillo-Lavergne

Postdoctoral Associate

Claudia M. Castillo-Lavergne is a Ph.D. Candidate studying Human Development and Social Policy with the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. Her research examines the developmental and...

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Marquise Guzman

Senior Program Director

Marquise Guzman serves as the Associate Director of Neighborhood Partnerships for the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. Prior to joining the Cornwall Center, Marquise served several different capacities...

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Alyssa B. King

Business Assistant

Alyssa B. King has worked on the Rutgers University-Newark since November 2015. She began as a Clerical Assistant and was promoted to her current position as Business Assistant of the Joseph C. Cornwall...

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Arturo E. Osorio

Senior Researcher

Arturo E. Osorio is an Associate Professor of Practice – Entrepreneurship at Rutgers Business School. His work focuses on entrepreneurial activities’ (un)intended impact on local socio-economic processes. In concrete, he...

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Kimaada Sills

Associate Director

Kimaada Sills is an Associate Director at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. Ms. Sills has been with the Center since 2012 and has years of experience working...

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Ahmad Watson

Program Coordinator

Ahmad received his BA in Information Systems from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Analytics and Information Technology at Rutgers University. Ahmad has worked in Newark Public...

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Irene Welch

Administrative Assistant

Irene Welch is the Administrative Assistant for the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark. As the administrative assistant, she is a major part of the Cornwall Center’s...

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Guzide Gulizar Ozalp

Research Assistant

Guzide Gulizar Ozalp, a Turkish Graduate Student, is a Research Assistant at the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. With a keen focus on communications, she plays a role...

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