Public Policy


Anuj Gupta is currently Chief of Staff to Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03).  In this role, he oversees the Congressman’s legislative and policy agenda, the communications strategy, constituent service delivery and manages staff in the Philadelphia and Washington officers. Prior to this, Anuj served as the General Manager of the historic Reading Terminal Market for five years. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the nearly 80 merchant market’s day-to-day operations including leasing, marketing, special events, as well as guiding the non-profit corporation’s strategic direction.  During this time, Anuj was selected as a Public Space Fellow by the Knight Foundation for his work in making the Reading Terminal an inviting, accessible space for all Philadelphians.  Prior to this role, Anuj served as Executive Director of Mt. Airy, USA.  Under his direction, Mt. Airy USA undertook the redevelopment of one of the largest Transit Oriented Development sites in Philadelphia which in 2014 became a second campus for the acclaimed K-8 Wissahickon Charter School, invested over $1 million in redeveloping blighted sections of Germantown Avenue, launched a new business association and destination website for Mt. Airy and expanded the organization’s housing counseling capacity to serve nearly 600 people annually.  Prior to this position, he served for three years (2008- 2010) in Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s administration in a number of roles including Chief of Staff of the Department of Licenses & Inspections, and Deputy to the Managing Director. Anuj was an attorney at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP where he practiced in the firm’s real estate/affordable housing group from 2004-2007. In 2013, Anuj also opened his own restaurant – Jyoti Indian Bistro – a fast-casual south Asian restaurant in Mt. Airy.

Anuj is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2003), the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government (M.G.A., 2003) and Carnegie Mellon University (B.S., 1996). He currently is a board member of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians (Chair), Independence Public Media Foundation, PHL-Diversity Board of Directors, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Chestnut Hill Hospital.  

Courses Taught

  • PLCY 8127 Public Policy Project