A Message from the Dean
Since March 2015 it has been my honor to serve as first interim dean and now permanent dean of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
I believe that universities have a dual mission: to teach and to discover in the service of helping societies solve these pressing challenges. Rockefeller College seeks to achieve this mission by providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective participants and leaders in political and policy processes while also producing new research that helps citizens and institutions govern societies more efficiently and effectively. The goal is to help create freer, fairer, more sustainable, more inclusive, and more bountiful outcomes for everyone.
Faculty are the cornerstone of our efforts to realize this mission. As researchers exploring the “bleeding edge” of new ideas and approaches to knowing the world, it is the faculty’s knowledge and expertise that attracts outstanding students and generates ideas that promote and sustain positive social change.
Students provide the inspiration and the hope for a better future. At our best, we shape student passion, enthusiasm, and talent into purpose and capacity for leadership of change.
To help students make this transformation, Rockefeller College has invested deeply in partnerships with organizations in the public, nonprofit, and corporate sectors to provide internships and career experiences that help to weld together ideas, knowledge, and skills into professional practices and habits of mind that make our students successful on day one of their career. Our alumni networks in Albany, New York City, Washington, and around the country and world are a critical component of our approach to experiential learning.
I’m excited about where the College is and even moreso about where we can go together. Whether you are a prospective student thinking about a degree, an alum seeking to pay it forward, or an interested citizen of the world, please let us know how we can get you involved in the exciting things happening at Rockefeller College!
R. Karl Rethemeyer, Dean
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Director of Communications and Marketing
Milne 117 | 518-442-5264 | [email protected]
The Board is comprised of distinguished Rockefeller College alumni and friends who have demonstrated a commitment to the College and the University.
Vincent J. Abramo, BA ’67
Construction Safety & Occupational Health Manager, Overseas Buildings Operations
U.S. Department of State
Angela Albertus, BA ’88
Division Chief, Family Court Division,
New York City Law Department
Rose Avellino, BA ’15, MPA ’16
Grassroots Advocacy Manager,
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Joe Bonilla, BA ’11
Managing Partner, Senior Media Director
and Co-Founder, Relentless Awareness
Donald E. Boyce, III, BS ’06, MPA ’08
Vice President, Regulatory Relations, Barclays
Peter W. Brusoe, BA ’03, MA ’04
Campaign Finance and Lobbying Data Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
Principal, Government and Public Services,
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Michael T. Cassidy, BA ’08, MPA ’10
Senior Advisor, Brown & Weinraub, PLLC
Gerard Citera, BA ’77
Senior Policy Adviser, Division of Trading and Markets,
Securities and Exchange Commission
Sheri Denkensohn-Trott, BS ’89
Senior Advisor for Public Health Oversight,
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (retired)
Jonathan Doh, MA ’86
Associate Dean of Research and Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business, Villanova University, School of Business
Deborah Eichhorn, MA ’88
Recruitment Program Manager,
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Rochelle Haynes, BA ’02
Vice President of US Social Impact, Sesame Workshop
Frank Jazzo, BS ’80
Advisory Board Co-Chair, Member, Fletcher,
Heald & Hildreth, PLC (retired)
Lawrence J. Korb, PhD ’69
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Joel B. Korn, BA ’80
State Reform Specialist,
Inter-American Development Bank
John F. Malitzis, BA ’89
Managing Director and Global Head of Surveillance, Citi
Jennifer A. Manner, BA ’86
Advisory Board Co-Chair, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar Corporation
Laura Masse, BA ’86
Robert Mauro, PhD ’09
Director, Global Leadership Institute, Boston College
Cara Pace, BA ’93
Chief Administrative Officer,
United Hospice of Rockland
Cecelia F. Pelkey, MPA ’95
Director of Government Affairs, Capitol City Group, Ltd.
Attorney, Harrington & Vitale, Ltd.
John D. Porcari, MPA ’85
President, U.S. Advisory Services,
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Catherine Provost, BA ’05
Director of Constituent Services,
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen
Thomas Roach, BA ’83
Mayor, White Plains, NY
Gregory Serio, BA ’83
Managing Director, Park Strategies, LLC
Gary Striar, MPA ’79
Regional Chief Executive Officer American Red Cross, Eastern New York Region
Alicia Tambe, BA ’11
Public Policy Manager, Global Connectivity and Access, Facebook
Michael Tobman, BA ’95
Principal, Tobman Strategies LLC
Barbara VanEpps, MPA ’92
Deputy Director, New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials
Please visit our internal resources page for links to resources of particular use to the faculty, staff, and current students of Rockefeller College.