University Profiles

Kenneth A Knapp Ph.D.

Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Affairs


Current Research: aging, healthcare & caregiving; health impact of housing; community health benefits of Taiji exercise.

I’m an economist and gerontologist with current research interests in the implications for healthcare, family caregiving and long-term care of aging and longevity; the health effects of “non-healthcare” sectors such as housing and labor markets; and the community health benefits of Taiji /Qigong exercise.

Prior to joining the MHA faculty at Seton Hall University, I was Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at New York Medical College, where I also held a position in the Center for Long Term Care Research & Policy. Prior to that, I was one of the original members of the interdisciplinary research team at the International Longevity Center, a nonprofit think-tank lead by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and gerontologist Robert N. Butler, M.D. I’ve taught a wide variety of economics and health-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including healthcare economics, healthcare finance & accounting, and economic environment for public service managers. I’m a senior associate for the non-profit China America Living Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of traditional and contemporary Chinese and cross-cultural arts through education and research.


  • Ph.D. (Economics), City University of New York
  • M.A./B.A Joint Degree (Economics), City College of New York

Office Phone
(973) 761-9212


Office Location
Room 520
Jubilee Hall


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