Nathaniel S. Wright, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Policy and Public Administration at Rutgers University-Camden. Dr. Wright’s research portfolio is a diverse nexus of social science, and urban studies research with emphasis on projects exploring topics involving nonprofit community-based organizations and sustainable development. Prior to his academic career, Nathaniel served as the City Planner for the city Binghamton and as a county planner in the Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development, where he represented the City of Binghamton’s Planning Department and other city and county agencies. Nathaniel received his B.A. and Master of Public Administration from Binghamton University, and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.
Nathaniel’s service to UAA includes work on the Conference Program Planning Committee. Nathaniel has presented numerous papers at the UAA conference and has organized panels on social justice and roundtables on adaptive solutions to public administration.
Nathaniel seeks election to the Board to help develop strategies that creates a pipeline of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds for urban affairs. He also wants to contribute to developing fundraising strategies for operational support and organizational sustainability.