Ben Dworkin
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics Email: bdworkin@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-896-7760
Department Name:
Political Science
Office Location:
Fine Arts, Room 289

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
The Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics
Email: 
bdworkin@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-896-7760
Department Name: 
Political Science
Mailing Address: 
The Rebovich Institute for NJ Politics, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts, Room 289

Ben Dworkin (BA Politics - Princeton 1990, MA Political Science – Rutgers/Eagleton Institute of Politics 1992, Currently Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Rutgers) is the Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science.  A veteran of New Jersey politics, he has extensive experience in campaigns and elections, government and legislation, lobbying and issue advocacy, as well as teaching and media relations.  He has been frequently quoted by major newspapers including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Star-Ledger, Press of Atlantic City, Asbury Park Press, the Home News-Tribune and others.  He is also a frequent guest on NJ12’s “Power & Politics” television news program.

Education

  • Rutgers University,  Ph.D. candidate. Department of Political Science.
  • Rutgers University, MA, Political Science (Eagleton Institute of Politics)
  • Princeton University, BA, Politics / Alternate Route Teacher Certification (Social Studies)

Fellowships and Honors

  • Eagleton Alumni Government Fellowship  (2006 – 2007)
  • Harold Martin Fellowship (1991 – 1992)
  • Princeton University Cane Scholarship (1986 – 1990)

Teaching Experience

  • Political Campaigning – Rutgers University (2007, 2008)
  • New Jersey Politics – Rutgers University (2007, 2008)
  • Politics and Law - Rutgers University (2007 – 2008)
  • New Jersey Politics and Government - Rider University - Spring 2009

Academic Conferences

  • New Jersey Political Science Association Conference (February 2008)  Panelist, “Teaching New Jersey Politics”
  • Midwest Political Science Association (April 2008)  Poster Session, “The Power Bias:  Media Coverage of Leaders in the House of Representatives” and Discussant, Panel title: “Choosing Who to Listen To”

Political Experience

  • NJ General Assemply, Assistant Research Director, Assembly Democratic Office, Trenton, NJ  (1992 – 1996)
  • Office of Mayor Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Researcher, Bayonne, NJ  (2007)
  • Teaneck Democratic Municipal Organization, Chairman, Teaneck, NJ  (2000 – 2005)
  • Teaneck Township Council, Candidate, Teaneck, NJ  (2002)
  • National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), National Council member, Washington, DC  (1992 – Present)
  • Democrates 2000, Jamesburg, NJ, Founder and President through 2002.  Currently, ex officio.  (1992 – Present)
  • Jersey City Democratic Municipal Committee, District committeeman, Jersey City, NJ  (1997 – 1999)
  • Democratic National Convention, Delegate Chicago, IL  (1996)
  • Plainsboro Democratic Municipal Organization, District committeeman, Plainsboro, NJ  (1993 – 1999)
  • Office of State Senator Matthew Feldman, Legislative aide, Teaneck, NJ  (1990 – 1991)
  • College Democrates of America, National Executive Vice-President Washington, DC  (1990 – 1991)

Media Experience

  • Dworkin Strategic Communications, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (2001 - Present)
  • JCC Audiobooks, Somerville, MA (1999 - Present)
  • Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery, New York, NY (1996 - 1999)
  • New Jersey Jewish Standard, Teaneck, NJ (1990 – 1993)
  • New Jersey Jewish News, Whippany, NJ (1992 – 1998)