Corey Cook serves as founding dean of the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Prior to coming to Boise in July 2015, Cook was director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. At the McCarthy Center, he founded graduate programs in Urban and Public Affairs and developed the University’s programs in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a focus on American Politics and Public Policy. Cook has published academic articles in the California Journal of Politics and Policy, American Politics Research, DuBois Journal of Social Science Research on Race, and Presidential Studies Quarterly in addition to numerous book chapters, policy reports, public opinion surveys, and white papers. He teaches courses in American Politics specializing in urban and state politics, housing and development policy, and campaign politics and has been a frequent contributor to NPR and local public television and radio over the past decade.