Ingrid W. Reed

Ingrid Reed is a policy analyst focusing on New Jersey civic affairs. She directed the New Jersey Project at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics from 1996 until she retired in June, 2010.

Reed was a founder and board chair of, a civic journalism website designed to provide coverage of current state issues important to its communities which merged with NJTV in 2018. She currently serves on the board of New Jersey Future, of which she is a founder and its first senior fellow. She chairs the Community Advisory Board of NJTV and serves on the NJ-AARP advocacy advisors committee.

Her past government-related activities include chairing the Governor’s Task Force on Local Government Ethics Administration (2009-2011) and chairing the Capital City Redevelopment Corporation from its inception under Governor Kean in 1987 until 2010. She continues work as a volunteer on encouraging voter participation and confidence in elections and government through research and public education.

Before joining Eagleton, 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. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration.


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