Jonathan R. Peters, Ph. D. - Garden State Initiative


Jonathan R. Peters, Ph. D.


Dr. Peters is a professor of finance and data analytics in the Accounting and Finance Department in Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business at the College of Staten Island of The City University of New York. He is also a Member of the Doctoral Faculty in the Ph.D. Programs in the Economics and the Earth and Environmental Science at the CUNY Graduate School and is a Research Fellow at The University Transportation Research Center at The City College of New York.

Dr. Peters has and is serving as an expert and chair on panels at the National Academy of Sciences and is a subject matter expert in the areas of transportation finance, social justice and road pricing. He is a member of the Trucking Industry Research Committee at the Transportation Research Board.

He currently conducts research in the areas of regional planning, road and mass transit financing, corporate and public sector performance metrics, social justice, capital costs and performance management. He has recently published in Transportation Research, the Journal of Public Transportation and the Transportation Research Record of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the co-author of the book “Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government – Systems and Structures”, published in 2016.

Dr. Peters is a co-author of GSI’s report The Road to Equitable Transportation Policy in New Jersey: An Assessment of Cost Burdens, Gaps in Mobility and Recommendations for Reform.