Michael V. Gershowitz, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director of Federal Grants
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Michael Gershowitz has had three careers – as a professor, a government administrator, and a highly successful grantwriter. He majored in journalism at City College of New York and earned an MA and PhD in government at NYU, then joined the faculty of Long Island University in Brooklyn. For six of his 13 years there, he was Director of the MPA Program.
Concurrently, he served as Executive Director of the New York State Assembly Education Committee, Executive Director of the (New York City) Mayor's Blue-Ribbon Commission on Youth Services, and as a consultant to the New York City Charter Revision Commission.
For twenty years, he owned and operated Gershowitz Grant & Evaluation Services in Des Moines, Iowa, which served public and nonprofit organizations across the nation and internationally. In a highly-competitive environment, the firm won some 200 major government and foundation grants valued at over $100 million. It also evaluated the effectiveness of more than 100 funded projects.
He has been active in the American Society for Public Administration serving three terms on the National Council and as president of the New York Metropolitan and Iowa Chapters.
At Rutgers-Newark, in addition to teaching courses in public administration, he is Director of Federal Grants for the School of Public Affairs and Administration.