Samuel Carter


Associate Director, Resilience

Samuel Carter joined the Rockefeller Foundation in December 2013.  As Associate Director for Resilience, he works to increase our knowledge and understanding of resilience, and to identify innovative strategies for putting resilience-based solutions into practice.

In 2007, Samuel Carter helped to establish the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, where he served as Associate Director.  At IPK, he worked actively to develop new program areas, and worked as a liaison between the IPK and its many partners within the University, in New York City, and around the globe. He served as an Assistant Editor of Public Culture, IPK’s scholarly journal.  In 2013, Mr. Carter helped to develop and implement Rebuild By Design as Project Manager of its Research Stage.

Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President's Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he helped to develop several projects, including two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press and the SSRC Katrina Task Force. Mr. Carter has taught at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and has served as a Researcher for Vice President Joe Biden and political strategist Robert Shrum.

Mr. Carter is a Co-Founder and serves on the board of Hollaback, a global movement to end street harassment and ensure equal access to public space using mobile technology.  From 2009-2013, he published Overflow, a quarterly magazine about the art, culture, politics, and communities around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.

Mr. Carter holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Policy Analysis and Management from New York University.

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