Stephanie Hoopes Halpin, PhD
Assistant Professor; Director, NJDataBAnk
School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Stephanie Hoopes Halpin is Assistant Professor and Director of the NJ DataBank at the School of Public Affairs, Rutgers-Newark. She teaches courses in political economy. Prior to joining the faculty, she taught at Columbia University in New York and the Universities of Sussex and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She has a PhD from the London School of Economics, a MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA from Wellesley College.
Dr. Halpin's research focuses on the political economy of the United States, and specifically low-income households. She is currently updating the 2009 ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) report for all 21 counties in New Jersey with the United Way of Northern New Jersey.
The NJ DataBank website aggregates New Jersey specific data on emerging issues at the local and state level with descriptions and links to analysis and sources. In a densely populated but geographically, economically and culturally diverse state, NJ DataBank provides the means to identify local problems masked by simple state averages. Focused information helps citizens and officials better understand local communities, target policy, measure policy impact and facilitate economic prosperity.
She currently serves on the board of the McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, the Morris County Community Development Committee, and was a Commissioner of New Jersey's Public Broadcast Authority and Treasurer from 2006-2010. She received the United Way of Morris County's LIVE UNITED award for Income in 2009.