See who the Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) team is and how to contact us.
Roseanne Mirabella, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CCRE
Roseanne Marie Mirabella, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs. Dr. Mirabella teaches and conducts research on nonprofit, nongovernmental, and public service organizations, and critical theory. Over the past twenty years, together with her students, Dr. Mirabella has assisted many local community-based organizations in planning, programming, and evaluation initiatives. A Vailsburg native, she is most proud of the community renaissance project she developed, a model partnership with Unified Vailsburg Services Organization and other local nonprofit organizations in Newark that enables students, faculty and community participants to develop programs to address locally identified concerns. She is the 2013 recipient of the Justice William J. Brennan Life Time Achievement Award for her service to the Vailsburg Community. Dr. Mirabella is currently the chair of the Section on Nonprofit Policy, Practice and Partnerships of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Past-President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and Past-President of the North Jersey Chapter of the ASPA. She is an active participant in her local community, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Somerset Hills YMCA and having served four terms as member of the Somerset Hills Board of Education.
Project Coordinator and Interim Director
Timothy Hoffman is the Project Coordinator for the Center for Community Research and Engagement. He attended Seton Hall University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, earning his B.A. in Political Science in 2015 and his Master's in Public Administration in 2016. Timothy is also very active in his own community, as he is currently serving a second term on the Hackensack Board of Education.