Dr. Stan Luger, professor of political science, is the associate director of the Institute for Civic Education. Dr. Luger earned his Ph.D. in political science (with concentrations in American politics and government, and political theory) from the City University of New York Graduate Center in 1988. Before coming to UNC he taught at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, as well as various colleges within the City University system. His research focuses on U.S. public policy. In 2000, Cambridge University Press published his book Corporate Power, American Democracy and the Automobile Industry which went on to win the American Political Science Association’s Michael Harrington award. He currently teaches courses such as U.S. National Government, Electoral Politics, Public Policy, Power in America, Environmental Politics, and Value Issues in Political Economy. He has directed UNC’s AP institute in U.S. Government and Politics since 2003. He has been actively involved in shared governance within the university, chairing a number of university committees, including the faculty senate for two terms. He also has testified before the Colorado House and Senate Finance Committee.