James N. Danziger is a Research (Full) Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. He previously taught on SAS three times and has broad international experience. He has received all the major teaching awards on his campus, including the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship for Teaching and the UC Irvine Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2009 he received the Extraordinarius Award, the university’s highest honor. He is author of Understanding the Political World, currently in its 10th edition. He has been a Marshall Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, member of Phi Beta Kappa, and has been listed in Who’s Who in America yearly since 1988. His extensive research, including four books and sixty-five articles, has received awards from the American Political Science Association and the American Society for Public Administration. He is Principal Investigator on “People, Organizations and Information Technology,” a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Among other positions, he served as UC Irvine’s Campuswide Dean of Undergraduate Education, Chair of the Faculty Senate, Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Department Chair, and Director of the Washington DC Center Program. His M.A. is from the University of Sussex (England) and M.A. and Ph.D. are from Stanford University.