I retired in 2017 from a career teaching comparative politics with a particular emphasis on Russia at Emory University in Atlanta. Since 2017 I have been a visiting professor in the Government Department at Harvard. There I teach a course called “the politics of economic inequality,” which asks why economic inequality is so high in the United States and many other countries. In my research and teaching, I try to understand the political factors that intersect with market forces to shape the distribution of income and wealth.
I also work with several organizations in the state of Maine on issues concerning education, skill formation, and workforce development.