Henry A. Coleman, PhD, is on the faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University. Previously, he was a faculty member at Tufts University and has held adjunct faculty positions at The American University, the University of Maryland at College Park, and at George Mason University. Dr. Coleman was a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also served as senior economist in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. General Accounting Office. His federal government experience also includes serving as the director of Government Finance Research at the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Within New Jersey, he served as a senior policy adviser in Governor Florio’s Policy Office, as the executive director of the New Jersey State and Local Expenditure and Revenue Policy Commission, and as the assistant director for operations and research in the New Jersey Office of State Planning. His interests and publications are primarily in the area of state and local public finance. He has a PhD from Princeton University.