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Associate Director, Eagleton Institute of Politics; B.A. in sociology from Brandeis University, and M.P.A. from Princeton University.

Before coming to Eagleton in 2000, Weingart worked in New Jersey state government during the administrations of two Democratic and two Republican governors focusing on environmental and land use issues. He helped to write and implement New Jersey's coastal zone management program and Hudson River Walkway Plan and directed a state commission trying to encourage a municipality to volunteer to host a disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste.

While at Eagleton, Weingart chaired the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council from its initial meeting in 2004 through its 92nd five years later. Weingart's publications include the Eagleton Institute study, "Another Government Success Story: Citizen Volunteers on New Jersey State Boards and Commissions," the book, Waste Is A Terrible Thing To Mind: Risk, Radiation, and Distrust of Government, and an earlier book, Reform of Undergraduate Education, written with Arthur E. Levine. On Sunday evenings, he hosts Music You Can't Hear On The Radio, New Jersey's longest-running radio show of folk music, bluegrass and other American roots music, on WPRB-FM and He was also in the Leadership New Jersey class of 1989.