SPGA Research

The FDU Poll

Public Affairs Lecture Series

Faculty Colloquia

  • Upcoming
    • Sept. 13, Pete Burkholder, PhD, “Teaching Uncomfortable Histories”
    • Oct. 18, Chimezie Ozurumba, PhD, “The Economics of Mary Jane: Is Grass Really a Source of Green?”
    • Nov. 15, Jaime Buenahora, JD, PhD, “Latin America is Imploding”
    • Dec. 13, Peter Woolley, PhD “Is Early Polling Worth It?”
    • Feb. 14, 2024, William Zimmerle, PhD, “Desert Power: How Climate Change will Impact Oil-Rich Gulf States and the Rest of the World”
    • March 20, Abila Adeniyi, PhD, “Beyond Silos: Advancing Integrated Oral Care”
    • April 10, Amirmohsen Behjat, PhD, “Believe It or Not: Does Distance to Grocery Stores Affect Obesity?”
  • Recent

Segregation/Integration Project

The Segregation/Integration Project is a multi-year investigation of Residential Segregation in New Jersey. The investigation takes several approaches: 

  • Generating original research in project-based undergraduate and graduate Policy Research classes.
  • Undertaking probability studies of public opinion in Newark, in New Jersey and nationally of perceptions of diversity.  
  • Presenting workshops, giving conference papers, and publishing. 

Thanks to PSEG which has partially funded this project.  


Dan Cassino, Madelyn Ferrans, Paulette Laubsch, Dale Russakoff, Peter Shapiro, Peter Woolley, Angela Xakoli 

Media Citations 

Fairleigh Dickinson University students say New Jersey’s residential … 

Segregated N.J., a look at how race still divides us – nj.com 

NJ’s Blue State Status Does Not Inhibit Segregation in Schools 

Public Polling 

 Joint Rutgers-Eagleton/FDU Poll: Most New Jerseyans Perceive No School … 

Blacks in Newark Want More Diversity in Schools 

Conference Papers 

Peter Woolley, Dan Cassino, Rick Thigpen, “Residential Segregation and Perceptions of Diversity” at the Annual Conference of the American Assoc. of Public Opinion Research. May 2023.  

Peter J. Woolley, Paulette Laubsch, Dan Cassino, “Political Efficacy and Local Perceptions of Segregation,” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, March 18-22, 2022. 

Peter J. Woolley, Dan Cassino, “Do You See What I See: Local Attitudes Toward Integration and Segregation” at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research (SAPOR), Oct. 14, 2021.  

Peter J. Woolley and Dan Cassino, “Pre-and Post-Floyd Measures of Public Opinion” at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research AAPOR, May 11, 2021.  

Peter J. Woolley, Madelyn Ferrans, Paulette Laubsch, “Public Perception and Reality in School Segregation” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Public Administration. March 2021.  

Peter J. Woolley, Dale Russakoff, Paulette Laubsch, Peter Shapiro, “Public Perception and Reality of New School Segregation,” for the annual meeting of MPSA, Chicago, IL. April 2020. 


Peter Woolley, M. Ferrans, “Investigating Residential Segregation: Joining Community Engagement and Experiential Learning” at the Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA. Sept. 2, 2023. 

Peter Woolley, M. Ferrans, A. Xakoli, “Investigating Residential Segregation: Joining Community Engagement and Experiential Learning” at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Baltimore, MD. Feb 10-12, 2023. 


Lecture by Richard Rothstein, author of the Color of Law: https://rpa.org/events/color-of-law-keynote 

Hear from panelists Richard Rothstein, John A. Powell and Margery Turner on why segregation still matters at 24:09 

See the panel featuring Lisa Rice, Demetria McCain and Ajmel Quereshi describe strategies to bring us towards integration at 1:45:07 

Really, really interesting analyses visually presented: https://datapinions.com/i-want-to-visit-ligonier-indiana/

Interactive Map: Segregation Continues to Be NJ’s State of the State

How Segregated are New Jersey Schools? It’s Complicated