Anthony E. Shorris has been named the new Director of the NYU Wagner Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.
In addition, Shorris has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
Shorris most recently served as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the nation’s oldest public authority, responsible for the region’s five airports, three container ports, six bridges and tunnels connecting two states, the PATH transit system, and the World Trade Center. Prior to serving in that post, he was a faculty member at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of the Policy Research Institute for the Region.
Previously, Shorris served as Deputy Chancellor for Operations and Policy at the New York City Board of Education, and has more than 30 years of experience in public and non-profit management, including serving as New York City’s Commissioner of Finance under former Mayor Edward Koch.
At NYU Wagner, in addition to his teaching and directing the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, he will be exploring how the center can join forces with other research entities within NYU to address contemporary infrastructure-related policy and management issues.
Shorris is a Fellow at The Century Foundation in New York. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University.