Urban Views; Observations on Metro St. Louis is written by Andrew Theising, Ph.D. the director of the Institute for Urban Research at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). Theising is an associate professor of political science and teaches courses in state and local government, public administration and ethics at the university. He has been a full-time faculty member at SIUE since 2002, and affiliated with the campus since 1996. Theising is author of the award-winning book Made in USA: East St. Louis (2003, Virginia Publishing) as well as numerous papers and articles on industrial suburbs, economic development and urban problems. His work has been used by media nationwide, including The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times.
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