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Jeanine Nagrod

  • Program Manager, workplace justice lab@RU
Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520

M.L.I.R., Rutgers University

B.A., Tufts University

Jeanine Nagrod is the Program Manager for the workplace justice lab@RU where she administers the operations, grant awards and finances for wjl@RU and its primary programs – Build the Base and Strengthening Labor Standards Enforcement.  Prior to joining the wjl@RU team, Jeanine served as the Assistant to Dean Eaton from 2020-2022.  Before her return to Rutgers, Jeanine was the Director of Thomas Edison State University’s Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning, a unit dedicated to expanding adults’ access to higher education by creating pathways from workplace and other non-college credited training to a college degree.  

Jeanine holds a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations degree from Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tufts University. During her 20+ year career she has been a union organizer, strategic researcher, program director, and grant specialist. Jeanine has managed initiatives focused on the apprenticeship communities in Washington, DC, and New Jersey, including New Jersey Pathways Leading Apprentices to a College Education (NJ PLACE – a grant she managed for Rutgers) aimed at bridging the divide between academia and apprenticeship, as well as youth-focused education and outreach initiatives. She has extensive experience working collaboratively with workforce development, two- and four-year colleges, labor unions and labor-management training funds.