• Public Servant in Residence Program


    Our department hosts Monmouth University's Public Servant in Residence program. The goal of the program is to introduce students to leaders in public service and to assist students in examining important public issues.


    The main criteria for the position include the following:

    • Elected or appointed official, or someone involved in a public-service career;
    • Established, senior official/leader at the local, state, national, or international level;
    • Interested and able to lecture and discuss important issues and policies and participate in public forums;
    • Willing to mentor or serve students.

    The Department of Political Science and Sociology coordinates the program in collaboration with the Office of the Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives.


    Past Visiting Public Servants:

    • Mr. James R. Zazzali, former Chief Justice of New Jersey Supreme Court (2012-2013)
    • Governor Brendan Byrne, former Governor of New Jersey (2011-2012)
    • Dr. Federigo Magherini, Information Officer, Department of Public Information, United Nations (2010-2011)
    • Mr. Alan J. Steinberg, former Regional Administrator, USEPA, Region 2 (2009-2010)
    • Mrs. Barbara McMorrow, Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County (2008-2009)
    • Mr. Harry S. Pozycki Jr., Chairman of the Citizens' Campaign (2007-2008)
    • Mrs. Barbara McMorrow, Director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County (2008-2009)
    • Mr. Webster B. Todd, Jr. (2005-2006; 2006-2007)
    • Mr. Jeff Laurenti, Senior Advisor at the UN Foundation (2004-2005)
    • NJ Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D) (2003-2004)
    • NJ Senator John O. Bennett III (R) (2002-2003)

    Justice Zazzali and MU Students