Anthony Shorris Professor of Practice and the Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Anthony Ernest Shorris is Professor of Practice and the Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also a fellow at The Century Foundation. Previously, he served as the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the nation’s oldest public authority, managing the region’s five airports, four port facilities, six interstate bridges and tunnels, the PATH commuter railroad, and the World Trade Center. He served as a senior policy adviser to Spitzer-Paterson 2006 New York gubernatorial campaign and to governor-elect Spitzer’s transition office. From 2003 to 2007, he served as the director of Princeton University’s Policy Research Institute at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and taught in the school’s graduate program. Previously, he served as deputy chancellor of the nation’s largest schools system, New York City Board of Education, from 2001 to 2003. From 1990 to 1995, he was the first deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and he also has been chief operating officer of a large nonprofit healthcare organization. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in public and nonprofit management and has consulted for national and international foundations and nonprofit organizations on education, public finance, health care, tax policy, economic development, housing, and infrastructure. He served as New York City’s commissioner of finance from 1988 to 1989, and its deputy budget director from 1984 to 1988. He holds an AB from Harvard College and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University.