Former Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff has joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs as Scholar in Residence, Dean Paul Teske announced today.

Romanoff joins a diverse team of colleagues with public-sector experience, including U.S. Sen. Gary Hart (ret.) in the Wirth Chair; former Boulder Mayor, member of the Colorado Legislature in the 1970s and former University of Colorado President John Buechner; Kathy Novak, who is mayor of Northglenn and president of the National League of Cities; and former University of Colorado Regent Maureen Ediger, among others. He will join Hart at the Wirth Chair, which is supported through an endowment.

Teske said that Romanoff will teach in the Masters in Public Administration program, serve as a guest lecturer and write policy briefs and reports. He also will consult with the school’s centers for applied public policy research, work with the community on fiscal restructuring ideas to make governments function more effectively, and will take on other projects as opportunities arise.

“I’m honored to be given this opportunity to continue to work on the public policy issues facing Colorado,” said Romanoff. “I look forward to working with the students and faculty, and building a strong relationship with leaders across the state.”

Romanoff is a graduate of the University of Denver’s Sturm School of Law. He has a Master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

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