Andrea Hetling, Ph.D.Leadership
Professor & Associate Director
Gender and Family Policy, housing, Qualitative Research, Statistical Research Methods, Social Policy, Inequality and Disparities
Andrea Hetling is a Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She is also the newly appointed Associate Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Dr. Hetling’s research interests focus on how public programs and policies can support economic well-being and financial stability among vulnerable populations, including families living in poverty and survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2019, Andrea was selected as one of only five Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network Scholars and awarded a five-year grant by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Before getting her Ph.D., Andrea worked as a program administrator at a domestic violence agency, focusing on advocacy and development issues. As a strong believer in the public impact of applied policy research, Andrea regularly connects her research projects with her teaching and mentoring and to her service to the greater community.