Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams is a professor of management and global business at Rutgers University, as well as director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. His work focuses on multicultural marketing, Internet privacy and public health communication.

Williams has been named as an expert witness in more than 100 court cases on consumer racial profiling. In December of 2013–in the wake of “Barneys-gate”–he spoke to Tell Me More’s Michel Martin about why black shoppers are more likely to be profiled (despite not being more likely to shoplift) than white shoppers.

He is the co-author of “Diversity in Advertising: Broadening the Scope of Research Directions,” and the co-author of an upcoming book on the fair treatment of customers from diverse backgrounds.


Professor of Management and Business, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise: Multicultural Marketing, Consumer Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion in the Marketplace, Fair Treatment of Customers, Internet Privacy, Public Health Communication

Location: Newark and New Brunswick, NJ

Contact Information:
Email: jeromew@business.rutgers.edu
Phone: (973) 353-3682

Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: Are Black Shoppers More Likely To Be Profiled?

 

William Rodgers, III

William M. Rodgers, III, brings almost two decades of senior policy and economic experience to his current role as professor of public policy at Rutgers University. He served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2000-2001 before coming to Rutgers. In his spare time, he serves on the United Way World Wide’s U.S. Board of Trustees.

Rodgers has been on a number of local boards and worked under various mayors and governors, managing everything from government reform to labor development. It’s this understanding of how policy decisions affect labor and workforce development issues that enables him to speak on a wide range of topics, including income inequality, racial disparities, unemployment issues and government efficiency.

Rodgers’ expertise has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Financial Times. He has been a guest on TV and radio programs including The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, NBC’s Meet the Press, CNBC’s Squawk Box and NPR’s All Things Considered.


Professor and Chief Economist, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise: Government Policy, Economics, Workforce Development, Labor

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Contact Information:
Email: wrodgers@ejb.rutgers.edu
Phone: (609) 240-5555
Twitter: @WMRodgersIII

Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

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