Steven Rothman of Englewood, the Democrat who represented northern New Jersey in the House of Representatives for eight terms, has joined the professional advisory board of Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, the school’s dean, Steven Huberman of Teaneck, said.

“We are thrilled to have this remarkable individual, who has an outstanding record in leadership and public service, joining us in our important work,” Dr. Huberman said. “Our MSW program offers in-depth training in clinical social work, with a strong emphasis on underserved populations in the New York/New Jersey area. Congressman Rothman, who has a lifetime of experience as a lawyer, mayor, judge, and U.S. Congressman, will be very helpful to us in affecting change and improving people’s quality of life.”

Touro College and University System is a private university with headquarters in New York City and branches throughout the United States and other countries.

“Steve Rothman’s experience comes from serving the highly diverse population of New Jersey, in many challenging but highly successful roles,” Dr. Huberman continued. “He is a perfect fit for us because Touro students hail from all over the world and from all walks of life in the pursuit of a common goal: to get the best education possible, pursue a rewarding professional career and to do so in an environment that respects and supports their background and beliefs. We can definitely use his many decades of knowledge and experience.”

Mr. Rothman represented New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District from 1997 to 2013. He was a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which allocates all of the funds in the federal budget. Before that, Mr. Rothman was a Bergen County surrogate court judge and the mayor of Englewood.

“As someone who spent 25 years as an elected public official in both local and national roles and 40 years as an attorney, I am honored to use my experience to help Dean Huberman and the Touro Graduate School of Social Work,” Mr. Rothman said. “I look forward to working with students and faculty to identify needs and solutions and to help them become agents of change who will address key problems affecting our community.”