Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship

  • Governor Murphy with Dr. Dworkin and Former Rowan Students on Walk To Washington
    Governor Murphy, Dr. Ben Dworkin, and former Rowan Students Connor Schmiegel '19 and Brianna Donohue '19 on the Walk to Washington trip 2020.
  • RIPPAC enjoy a laugh as they prepare holiday message
  • Nyasia Brackett '20 records part of RIPPAC's holiday message
  • Julie Tarrant '20 records a line for the RIPPAC holiday message
  • Interns gather to register for Intern Summit
  • Interns peruse handouts at Summit
  • Intern speaks to Congressman Norcross at Intern Summit
  • Interns at Intern Summit 2018
    Interns at First Annual Mid-Atlantic Political Intern Summit Networking Event. 
  • Winners of spots at the NEW Leadership conference
    RIPPAC congratulates Hafiza Kazi, '20 and Marika Igras, '19 on securing coveted spots to attend the National Education for Women's Leadership program at Rutgers University. See Leadership Conference Winners at sidebar.
  • Florio speaks to students on Rowan Glassboro Campus
  • Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson poses with students after talk on Rowan Glassboro campus
  • Senator Troy Singleton addresses Rowan students
  • Steve Kornacki with Rowan students
  • Rob Lewandowski addresses students at Open House
  • Students volunteering at campaign fair
  • Hilary Becket talks to students
  • Gov. Chris Christie meets with Rowan students and the general public
  • Debate teams wait for winner to be declared at April Fools' Day Debate
  • Audience at April Fools' Day Debate laughing
  • Attendees of Political Intern Summit in group shot in Chamberlain Student Center After networking session
  • William Palatucci, Esq. meets interns at Intern Summit
  • Audience of interns listen to Rep. Donald Norcross at Intern Summit
  • Christ Russell and Tom Bonier join Prof. Dworkin for Campaign Panel at Intern Summit
  • Students gather for lunch buffet right before Campaign Panel at Intern Sumit
  • Governor Jim Florio speaking at A Midsummer's Night of Politics & Prose
  • Governor Jim Florio signs a copy of his book
  • Governor Florio meets Rowan students at A Midsummer's Night of Politics and Prose event
  • Audience member asks a question of Governor Jim Florio at A Midsummer's Night of Politics and Prose
  • Governor Florio meets President Ali Houshmand

Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship

RIPPAC’s Response to the Coronavirus

Dear RIPPAC Associates and the Rowan student community,

We here at RIPPAC hope that this finds you healthy and doing everything you can to remain that way.  Please remember to always to err on the side of caution and limit your chances of exposure and of exposing others.

In this eventful time in our history, we want to assure you that you may continue to rely on RIPPAC for assistance in meeting your long-term goals.  We are hard at work changing our plans and procedures to adhere to local and state guidelines on social distancing.

You are our priority. That has not changed.

It is our goal to continue to assist Rowan students with résumés, internship placements, scholarship money for unpaid internships, and networking events.  

As we adapt to the current situation, we will rely heavily on technology to deliver this assistance as best we can. 

Please continue to check your email for updates as well as checking here for posted notices.

We ask for your patience as we tackle these new challenges.  If you have a specific question that hasn’t been addressed you may contact us at

Dr. Ben Dworkin

Theresa Gauthier

Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember that, as always, we’re in this together.  That is the very essence of “citizenship.”





RIPPAC had a busy year!

Have a look at what we've done.

RIPPAC Year in Review 2019




On the 232nd anniversary of New Jersey becoming a state (December 18, 1787), the students of RIPPAC released a holiday video message.

You can view it here.



About the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship

The Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) is dedicated to informing, engaging, and training Rowan students, faculty, and the public on issues related to the practice of politics and citizen participation.  To accomplish this, the Institute hosts programs and guest speakers; supports students through academic and career development, internships and scholarships; and connects faculty and students from across the University with public entities to facilitate public policy research and discussion.

For more information and to support RIPPAC’s efforts and student intern scholarships, contact Dr. Ben Dworkin at or 856-256-5832.