Ginger Gold Schnitzer

Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives


Ginger Gold Schnitzer is the Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. In this role, she oversees all educational initiatives across the Institute, aligning the scholarship and practice of teaching politics with Eagleton’s core mission and values. Her responsibilities include directing the Undergraduate Associates and Graduate Fellows programs, enhancing the professional development of faculty, and developing assessment systems to measure the impact of educational programs. Schnitzer is also dedicated to expanding the Institute’s research and educational projects.

Prior to joining Eagleton, Schnitzer was the Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership, Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, and an Associate Professor at Saint Peter’s University. Before entering academia, Schnitzer was the Director of Government Relations for the New Jersey Education Association, where she served as the chief lobbyist and political strategist for one of the nation’s largest school employee unions.

A long-time resident of Plainsboro, New Jersey, Schnitzer was elected and served for three terms on the Plainsboro Township Committee. She has also held local leadership roles as president of the Plainsboro Public Library Foundation and vice-chair of the Plainsboro Township Zoning Board. Schnitzer was a member of the 2008 Electoral College.

Schnitzer holds a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University-Douglass College and is a proud alum of the Eagleton Undergraduate Associates Program. She also has a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.


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