Henry A. Coleman served in New Jersey government as the executive director of the New Jersey State and Local Expenditure and Revenue Policy Commission, as the assistant director for operations and research in the New Jersey Office of State Planning and as a senior policy adviser in Governor Florio’s Policy Office. He also served as a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as senior economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. General Accounting Office and director of Government Finance Research at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He has served on the board of several non-profit, professional, and civic organizations including the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Policy Perspective, New Jersey Future, Citizens for the Public Good, the Regional Planning Partnership, the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Gateway Institute at Kean University, and the Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment.
Coleman is a faculty member in the Public Policy program at the Bloustein School and previously served as director of the Center for Government Services for twelve year. He has also been a faculty member at Tufts University, and held adjunct faculty positions at The American University, the University of Maryland at College Park, and at George Mason University.
Interviewed at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, January 15, 2015
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