William M. Rodgers, III

William M. Rodgers III is Professor of Public Policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He is a member of the graduate faculty of Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations, and a senior research affiliate of the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan. In 2006, he was elected to the membership of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He served as Co-Chair of the Academy’s 2010 Conference, “Lessons from a Bad Economy for Jobs, Retirement, and Health Security,” and now serves on the Academy's Board of Directors. From November 2009 to January 2010, Rodgers served on President Obama’s Department of Labor Transition Team. [+]