Andrew Rich became the President and CEO of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute on January 1, 2009. Prior to that, Rich was Deputy Director and Director of Programs at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at the City College of New York, where he was Associate Professor of Political Science and chair of the political science department. He is the author of Think Tanks, Public Policy, and the Politics of Expertise (Cambridge University Press, 2004) as well as a number of articles and book chapters focused on think tanks, interest groups, foundations, individual donors, and the role of experts and ideas in the American policy process. Rich also served as a consultant to the Open Society Institute from 2006-2008 and has worked extensively with foundations and donors interested in investing in a politically progressive infrastructure. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.