Eagleton Faculty, Staff and Visiting Associates
B.A. in political science, Boston University; M.S. in the theory and history of international relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science ; Ph.D. in U.S. history, Rutgers University
Dr. Rebecca Lubot is chief education policy officer at the New Jersey Department of Education. She began her career as a White House intern in the Domestic Policy Office of the Vice President, where she focused on education policy and speechwriting. Lubot continued her policy and government affairs work in New Jersey, where she worked on two United States congressional campaigns, one as deputy campaign manager. She was a legislative aide to N.J. State Senator John Girgenti. There, Lubot was given free rein to propose legislation and is most proud of a school breakfast bill. She later served as a projects specialist to United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, where Lubot’s policy portfolio included issues such as: education, energy and the environment, health and healthcare, historic preservation, LGBTQ and women’s rights, and numerous others. And, as acting director of state affairs for a national nongovernmental organization, the Drug Policy Alliance, she oversaw lobbyists at the state level throughout the United States.
Lubot has experience inside the classroom in New Jersey, having taught for a decade in the Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark, rated by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 most ethnically diverse college campus in the country for many of the years she worked there. She also taught American government as part of a philanthropic venture for the Modern States Education Alliance.
Prior to her current position, Lubot performed strategic communications work for CN Communications International, Inc., and was director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars – designated “a program to watch” by ROI NJ – at the Research & Development Council of New Jersey. She is a graduate of the Lead New Jersey 2020 class of fellows, and a visiting associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Lubot has served on several boards, including the United Nations Association – United States of America, Northern New Jersey chapter. Her work has been published in the Fordham Law Review Journal, Politico Magazine, and Public Seminar. She also has been featured as a columnist in Insider NJ.
A product of the New Jersey public school system, Lubot returned to her home state, where she earned her Doctorate in U.S. history from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, after obtaining a Master of Science in the theory and history of international relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and graduating magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.