Faculty Bios

James A. Krauskopf

Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


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James A. (Jack) Krauskopf came to Baruch in 2004 and is Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management. In addition to public and nonprofit management, his teaching and research include policy and administration of human services and emergency preparedness and recovery.

He was previously Chief Program Officer for the 9/11 United Services Group, which was formed in 2001 to coordinate the social services organizations assisting people affected by the September 11 World Trade Center attack. Mr. Krauskopf has held several public sector positions, including Administrator/Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration under Mayor Ed Koch, Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services (including Chairman of the Parole Board), Deputy and Acting Director of the Cleveland Department of Human Resources and Economic Development during the administration of Mayor Carl Stokes, and Director of a Rutgers University-based research office to assist Mayor Kenneth Gibson of Newark.

During nearly 15 years at The New School (formerly New School for Social Research), he was Dean of the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, and faculty member in urban policy. He also served as President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and has been a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute in New York working on human services policy issues.

He is an active writer and speaker on public policy, human services, and related urban issues. In addition to Baruch College and the New School, he has taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, the University of Wisconsin, and Rutgers Law School. He is on the boards of the Center for Urban Community Services (former Chair), United Neighborhood Houses (Chaired the Policy and Advocacy Committee), Citizens’ Committee for Children, Cultural Institutions Retirement System (Chaired the Investment Committee), and Brotherhood-Sister Sol.  He was a member of the NYC Independent Budget Office advisory board and other public service advisory groups.

He has a B.A. in Government from Harvard and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

View Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


“To reduce child abuse and neglect, support caseworkers,” New York Nonprofit Media (online), October 5, 2016

The Human Service Sector of New York:  How Ready Are We for Emergencies?, Human Services Council, New York, with Marxe School of Public and International Affairs (Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, and Baruch College Survey Research)

“Sustaining the Initiative: Human Services in Transition,” New York Nonprofit Press, January 2014 (and available as a Working Paper from Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College)

Far From Home: Nonprofits Assess Sandy Recovery and Disaster Preparedness Jack Krauskopf, Micheline Blum, Nicole Lee, Jacqueline Fortin, Allison Sesso, and Danny Rosenthal; School of Public Affairs, Baruch College; 2013

“Review of ‘Crisis, Disaster, and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence’ by Kyle Farmbry.” Journal of Public Affairs Education, July 2013

“Integrated or Disconnected? Examining Formal and Informal Networks in a Merged Nonprofit Organization,” by Bin Chen and James Krauskopf, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, March 2013

“The Financial Health of New York’s Child Welfare Nonprofits,” by Nicole Marwell, Thad Calabrese, and James Krauskopf, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, October 2012

“Administering Services and Managing Contracts: The Dual Role of Government Human Services Officials,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, James Krauskopf and Bin Chen, Vol. 29, Issue  3, 2010

Nonprofit Executive Outlook Survey series of annual human services reports, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Jack Krauskopf, Micheline Blum, Rom Litwin, Jennifer Hughers, Alexis Brown, Gregg Van Ryzin, School of Public Affairs; Baruch College; available on website of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management

“Assisting People After Disaster: The Role and Impact of a Social Services Network Created for Disaster Response and Recovery,” in Yael Danieli, PhD and Robert L. Dingman, EdD, Editors, On the Ground After September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained, The Haworth Press, 2005

Recommendations on Human Services Policy for the Next New York City Mayor and Council, The Aspen Institute, Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Children and Families, Working Paper Series, November 2001.