Henry A. Coleman, Ph.D., is a professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. For almost 13 years, he served as the director of the Center for Government Services, then a component of the Bloustein School. Previously, Dr. Coleman served as the Executive Director of the New Jersey State and Local Expenditure and Revenue Policy (SLERP) Commission. He also served state government as the Assistant Director of Operations and Research at the Office of State Planning and as a senior policy advisor in Governor Florio’s Office of Management and Policy. He was a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow, which he spent in the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also served as a senior economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) --- now the Government Accountability Office. His federal government service also includes having served as the Director of Government Finance Research at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR).
Dr. Coleman serves on the board of the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Policy Perspective, New Jersey Future, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Center for Health Care Strategies. He is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Princeton University (Ph.D.). He has served on the Board of The Fund for New Jersey since 2006.