George Warren Carey, an Urban Studies Professor and Researcher, Was Livingston College’s Acting Dean from 1973-1974 

George Warren Carey, who served as Livingston College’s Acting Dean for one year, from 1973-1974, was a Professor and Chairman of the Division of Urban Studies at Livingston College, affiliated with Rutgers’ Center for Urban Policy Research.

He also had been a professor of Urban Geography at Columbia University.

Carey died on January 10, 2012, at age 85. 

His research includes the 1969 book, Teaching Population Geography: An Interdisciplinary Ecological Approach, co-written with Julie Schwartzberg; the 1972 monograph, Urbanization, Water Pollution, and Public Policy, co-written with several other researchers; and a 1974 study on “hypocritical decision-making” for the journal Human Ecology, co-written with Michael R. Greenberg, an Associate Professor of Community Development, Geography and Planning at Livingston College.

In 1974 he spoke at Vassar College on “Demography, Education, Urban Renewal and the Washington, D. C. Ghetto: A Statistical-Cartographic Analysis.”

Carey, born January 1, 1927, was the son of the late George Anthony and Florence Kearns Carey of the Bronx, New York.

Carey received a B.A., an M.A. in economic history and a Ph.D. in geography from Columbia University, according to a notice of his wedding to Janet Lipschultz, published on October 31, 1988, in The New York Times.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946.

In a November 21, 1988, New York Times article, Carey spoke of his conversion to Judaism, “after a lifetime of seeking, of reading in philosophy, of reading in religion, of experiencing what life has to offer.”

At the time of his death, Carey lived in Old Chatham, New York. In addition to his wife, he was survived by multiple children and grandchildren.