Greg serves on MPA project committees in the MPA program and teaches City and County Management. Greg is available for independent study opportunities for MPA students particularly interested in issues related to GLBTQ policies, urban planning, and muncipal energy policies.
Greg served as Executive Director, The Rockefeller Institute of Government's New York Municipal Clerks Institute and Professor, Jamestown Community College, SUNY. He is a Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany.
Throughout Gregory P. Rabb’s professional career he has demonstrated an admirable capacity to bridge the often separate worlds of academic, politician, and advocate. Greg began his career in public service in 1980 as the first Executive Director of the West Side Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS). He left NHS in 1982 to be the first Executive Director of the Providence, Rhode Island Preservation Society Revolving Fund after which Greg embarked upon a career in the academy. Greg has been Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Global Education at Jamestown Community College since 1986 where he also served as Assistant Dean of the Division of Social Sciences for five years before returning to full time faculty. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Buffalo State each fall teaching the LGBTQ politics course, which he developed for the department and has served as a visiting professor at SUNY Brockport.
Greg has been recognized for his teaching, community service, and commitment to social justice with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011), Embrace WNY, Stonewall Democrats of WNY, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Western New York, 2018 Honorary Chair, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown.
A leader in experiential education, Greg has presented and published his findings on the use of simulations to teach international negotiations, most recently the U.S. Institute of Peace’s publication Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource. He has been a recipient of an East Asian Fellowship from Columbia University, several National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study including at Princeton University and the University of Washington, Global Studies Fellowships at the University of Illinois, and most recently a fellowship that afforded him to opportunity to study and tour Palestine through the Palestine American Research Center. He is also a board member of the Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY, which sponsors the annual intercollegiate, intercontinental SUNY Model European Union
Greg served the City of Jamestown as President and Member at Large of the Jamestown City Council from January 1 2008 to December 31 2017. He currently serves the City of Jamestown as Chair of the Jamestown City Planning Commission and Citizen Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) which is responsible for electric distribution and generation and water, wastewater, and solid waste services in the greater Jamestown area. He also serves as the Public Co-Chair of the Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission and as a member of the board of directors of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. He also served as Chairman of the Chautauqua County Democratic Party.
Greg is a native of Buffalo where he graduated from Canisius High School and earned his BA Degree in Political Science from Canisius College where his photograph in on the Political Science Wall of Fame. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctor Degree from SUNY Buffalo.
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