A New Jersey academic is slated for a major White House position in the Biden Administration.
Cecilia Rouse, the dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, is expected to be named chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, according to multiple public reports.
Rouse has been a member of the Princeton faculty since 1992, and served on President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors from 2009 to 2011.
She had previously served in on President Bill Clinton’s White House staff as a Special Assistant to the President from 1998 to 1999.
Under Rouse’s tenure, Princeton removed the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from the graduate school’s name following renewed criticism of Wilson’s racist views.
She was the daughter-in-law of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison.
The post Rouse is expected to hold was previously occupied by Alan Krueger, a Livingston native and Princeton economics professor. He chaired the Council of Economic Advisors under Obama from 2011 to 2013.
Neera Tanden, a New York City resident who serves on Gov. Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission, was named as Biden’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
She is the president and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund