Peter Eisinger (Ph.D., Yale, 1969) taught in the Political Science Department from 1969 to 1997, when he left Madison to take a position at Wayne State University in Detroit. During his years at Wisconsin, he served as Chair of the department (1987-90) and Director of the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs (1991-96). He is the author or co-author of seven books and more than 50 articles on various aspects of urban politics and public policy. In Fall, 2002 he served as the Thomas Jefferson Distinguished Fulbright Professor to the Netherlands. He is currently the Henry Cohen Professor at the Milano School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School in New York City.