I am a professor of public policy at Northeastern University, where I started my academic career way back in 1984. Along the way I have pursued research in environmental policy and politics, the governance of emerging nanotechnologies, and food systems and public policy. I've also had the great fortune of teaching a great many Northeastern students in a varied array of courses in political science and public policy, ranging from core courses in U.S. politics and public policy analysis to more specialized offerings in environmental policy, science technology and public policy, and food systems and public policy. Through the years I've also served my university as Chair of the Department of Political Science and as founding Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy Urban Affairs. So I've been busy, and I still have fun. Being a college professor is about the best job you can have, short of being a rock god.