Philip Mark Plotch, PhD, AICP is an associate professor and director of the master’s program in public administration at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has also taught transportation planning at the Hunter College’s Department of Urban Affairs and Planning in New York.

Dr. Plotch has played a leading role in improving the New York metropolitan area’s infrastructure. As the director of World Trade Center Redevelopment and Special Projects at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, he helped lead the nation’s effort to rebuild Lower Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In his previous positions as manager of planning and manager of policy at the headquarters of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, he planned multibillion-dollar projects, developed emergency response procedures, and created strategic business plans.

Dr. Plotch received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, master’s degree in urban planning from Hunter College, and PhD in public and urban policy from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School for Public Engagement. He has enjoyed living and working on both sides of the Hudson River.

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