NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City mayor Bill de Blasio returns to his alma mater New York University for a teaching job.
De Blasio, who spends the autumn period as a lecturer at Harvard University’s schools of government and public health, will join NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service as a Marnold Visiting Fellow in 2023, the university announced.
“Bill de Blasio’s presence provides students, educators and graduates with an incomparable opportunity to learn from someone with vast experiences and many hard-won successes in the political arena and in policymaking and management,” Sherry Glied, dean of the Wagner School, said Monday.
School officials said de Blasio will lecture and meet with students and faculty starting in January and teach a graduate course in the spring.
De Blasio, a Democrat, left office in late 2021 after two terms as mayor of the country’s largest city. Before that, he was a councilor and public advocate.
“When I graduated from NYU in the 1980s, I never dreamed of a path that would lead me to City Hall and then back to my alma mater,” de Blasio said. ”Now I get to help others develop their dreams. I’m really excited to be working with the next NYC and nationwide leaders who are getting first-rate preparation for public service at the Wagner School.
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