Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter has been announced as the Senior School of Social Policy and Practice Executive Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, according to the School of Social Policy and Practice.
Nutter is a 1979 graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Democratic former mayor who served from 2008-2016 made notable efforts in public safety, education, sustainability. He also made Philadelphia a sanctuary city.
Nutter has held positions at Columbia University and the University of Chicago since leaving the position as mayor. He has also been a political commentator on CNN and an advisor to the Department of Homeland Security.
While at Penn, Nutter plans to work with the school community on analyzing and addressing poverty in Philadelphia and elsewhere.
The announcement of Nutter’s new position at Penn follows closely that of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden.
Biden was recently announced as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor and will focus on diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security out of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington D.C.