James A. Krauskopf

Distinguished Lecturer

Jack Krauskopf

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

Office Location: 135 east 22 Street, Room 1013
Phone: 646 660-6724
Fax: 646 660-6701


James A. (Jack) Krauskopf is Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management in the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College (City University of New York). 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. 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.

Mr. Krauskopf has held several public sector positions, including Administrator/Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration under Mayor 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 staff office to the Mayor of Newark. He served previously as President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, and has also 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 (Chair of the Policy and Advocacy Committee), Citizens’ Committee for Children, Cultural Institutions Retirement System (former Chair of the Investment Committee), Brotherhood-Sister Sol, and also works with other organizations.

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

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  • Krauskopf, J., & Chen, B. (Forthcoming). "Administering Services and Managing Contracts: The Dual Role of Government Human Services Officials". Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(3).
  • Krauskopf, J., Blum, M., Litwin, R., Hughes, J., & Browne, A. (2009, Summer). The Helpers Need Help: New York City's Nonprofit Human Service Organizations Persevering in Uncertain Times. Conducted by the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management and Baruch College Survey Research, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College for Human Services Council of New York City.

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