David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs
MICHAEL A. NUTTER is the David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He previously served two terms as mayor of the City of Philadelphia. His mayoral agenda increased Philadelphia’s high school graduation and college attainment rates, and strengthened the relationship between communities and police. During his tenure, Nutter also served as president of the United States Conference of Mayors, president of the Pennsylvania Municipal League, and was named Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine. Since leaving office, Nutter has served as a CNN political commentator, senior fellow and national spokesperson at What Works Cities, a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies. He has also been named senior advisor with Dentons, InState Partners, Atlas Marketplace, Cities United, Clover Health, The Governance Project, and Green Diamond Solutions. In 2019, Mayor Nutter began serving on the Board of Directors of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Council on Criminal Justice and the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.