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Mr. Shorris most recently served as Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. He is a former Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the nation's oldest public authority, where he was responsible for the region's five airports, three container ports, six bridges and tunnels connecting two states, the PATH transit system, and the World Trade Center. Prior to that post, he was a faculty member at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the director of Princeton's Policy Research Institute for the Region. Previously, he served as Deputy Chancellor for Operations and Policy at the New York City Board of Education.

He has more than 30 years of experience in public and non-profit management, including serving as New York City's Commissioner of Finance and its Deputy Budget Director under former Mayor Edward Koch. At Wagner, in addition to his teaching and directing the Rudin Center, he is exploring how the Center can join forces with other research entities within NYU to address contemporary infrastructure-related policy and management issues.

Mr. Shorris is a Fellow at The Century Foundation in New York. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University.

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