In an article published on March 22, history professor Michael Birkner's contributions to a book on the governors or New Jersey was discussed.
From the Star Ledger:
The governors since were ranked and even raked a bit, from the “outstanding” to the “disappointing.” Chris Christie was too new to judge.
For instance, Michael J. Birkner, a Gettysburg College history professor and book contributor, portrayed Gov. Jim Florio as an activist problem-solver, but a second-tier player, who at first successfully took on bite-sized problems; like auto insurance reform and environmental protections.