Steven S. Smith is the Kate M. Gregg Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Washington University. He now also is professor of political science at Arizona State University. He was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and taught at George Washington University, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota, where he was the Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Political Science and Law. He was director of the Weidenbaum Center for 20 years.