Faculty: Robert A. Nixon

President and Founder, State House Strategies

Robert A. Nixon is founder and President of State House Strategies, a lobbying and political consulting firm in New Jersey.  He also serves as Director of Government Affairs for the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, New Jersey’s largest law enforcement union.  Mr. Nixon spent 15 years as a lobbyist and public affairs advisor with New Jersey’s largest government relations firm, Princeton Public Affairs Group, having made a name for himself as one of Trenton’s leading legislative lobbyists and strategists.  He has served on numerous State and local Boards and Commissions and is currently a member of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority and the Governor’s Firearms Task Force.  A former campaign professional, Mr. Nixon has served in various elected and appointed political positions including as a Republican Municipal Chairman and political advisor to State, county and local elected and party officials.

Mr. Nixon serves as an Adjunct Professor at both the Fels Institute of Government and at Saint Joseph’s University where he teaches American Government, Lobbying and Practical Politics.  He received a Masters of Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and a B.A. in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University in 1993. 

Courses Taught

Lobbying (Fall 2012)

Fall 2012
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Eric J. Weinberg
Instructor: 
Robert A. Nixon
Fels Sweeney Room
Full-Time
Executive

In a system of representative government, organizations and individuals with interests at stake often seek the support of a government relations professional. This course addresses government relations from the varying perspectives of the current or aspiring professional, the client, and the government official. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Lobbying (Fall 2013)

Fall 2013
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Robert A. Nixon
Instructor: 
Eric J. Weinberg
Fels Sweeney
Full-Time
Executive

In a system of representative government, organizations and individuals with interests at stake often seek the support of a government relations professional. This course addresses government relations from the varying perspectives of the current or aspiring professional, the client, and the government official. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Lobbying (Fall 2014)

Fall 2014
Course Section: 
001
Thursday
6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: 
Robert A. Nixon
Instructor: 
Eric J. Weinberg
Fels Sweeney Room

In a system of representative government, organizations and individuals with interests at stake often seek the support of a government relations professional. This course addresses government relations from the varying perspectives of the current or aspiring professional, the client, and the government official. This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.