INGRID W. REED
Policy Analyst and Director, Eagleton New Jersey Project, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
Ingrid W. Reed directs the Eagleton New Jersey Project, an initiative designed to reinforce and expand the contributions of Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics to the governance and politics of its home state. Among its initiatives are programs on campaign and election activity, ethics reform and governance issues.
Reed’s work focuses on campaigns and elections from the point of view of the citizen. She recently organized a study of television coverage of the 2005 election by nightly news programs. Related papers include: “Issues in Voter Participation: Do We Know What They Are? If We Know, What Can We Do About Them?” and “The 2001 New Jersey Election,” one of four reports prepared for The Century Foundation assessing the extent to which problems in the 2000 Florida election persisted in 2001.
In 2001-2002, Reed was associate director for a pilot project funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the NJ Department of Community Affairs, conducted collaboratively with Syracuse University's Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Administration, that resulted in a report, "The New Jersey Initiative: Building Management Capacity in New Jersey Municipalities.".
Reed writes columns on New Jersey politics for NJBiz, the Home News Tribune (central New Jersey), The Times of Trenton, New Jersey Law Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Star Ledger. She is frequently interviewed for analyses of New Jersey politics by state, national and international media.
In her public service activities, Reed has a wide range of experiences in state politics and planning, governance and community affairs including: the New Jersey planning committee for implementing the federal Help America Vote Act; chair of the Capital City (Trenton) Redevelopment Corporation, a state agency, since it began in 1988; a founder and board member of New Jersey Future, the organization advocating the implementation of the State Development and Redevelopment Act; and trustee of the Community Foundation of New Jersey.
Before joining the Eagleton Institute in 1996, Reed was vice president for public affairs and corporate secretary of The Rockefeller University in New York City, and assistant dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she also directed the Rockefeller Public Service Awards Program.
Her, husband, Marvin, and she live at 6 Cameron Court in Princeton. They have two children -- David of Orinda, CA and Liza O’Reilly of Hingham, MA. -- and three granddaughters, Cecilia, Jacquelyn, and Agnes-Marie, as well as a grandson, Owen.