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Professor of Public Policy (Emeritus); Senior Advisor, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
B.A. degree, University of Oregon; M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, The Ohio State University

Cliff Zukin recently retired from full time work as professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers. He continues to be involved at the Eagleton Institute as a senior advisor to the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP) and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, where he is co-director of the Work Trends project and as a teacher in the graduate program in public policy at the Bloustein School. He also holds the positions of senior officer and senior survey advisor at the Pew Charitable Trusts and senior survey advisor at the Pew Research Center.

Zukin is a nationally known expert on survey research and public opinion. He was the founding director of ECPIP and a former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. He is the co-author of two books, A New Engagement: Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen and Uninformed Choice: The Failure of the New Presidential Nominating System. He has worked as a national election exit poll analyst for NBC News and Edison Research and has served as a consultant to The New York Times.