Richard F. Winters received his B.A. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, his M.A. for the University of Hawaii, and his 1972 Ph.D. from Stanford University. Professor Winters was hired as an Instructor of Government at Dartmouth College in 1969. Winters served as Acting Director and Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences from 1986 to 1989. Professor Winters also served as head of the Department of Government at Dartmouth in 1982, again from 1989-1991, and a third term from July of 1999 until July of 2002. He served on several committees of the American Political Science Association and also served a term as president of the section on State Politics and Policy, one of thirty organized sections of the American Political Science Association. Professor Winters’ special fields of interest are American state politics, American political economy, social welfare politics, and the politics of the budgetary process. He is co-author of How America Is Ruled and his articles have appeared in various books of collected readings, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and Polity.