Professor James Danziger arrived at UCI in 1972 as an Acting Assistant Professor and has been an active member of the campus and the community ever since. Born in Los Angeles, he was the first in his family to attend college. After Occidental College, he was selected for a Marshall Scholarship and spent two years studying in England at Sussex University. He then completed his Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University before joining the faculty at UCI. Among other roles on campus, he has served UCI as Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education, Chair of the Irvine Division of the Academic Senate, Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Political Science. Professor Danziger's primary research focus has been the uses, impacts, and regulation of information and communications technologies on governments and workplaces. He has been Principal Investigator on more than $5 million in research grants. His research won awards from the American Political Science Association and the American Society for Public Administration. A committed teacher, he won every UCI award for teaching, including the first-ever Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching. His extensive community service, leading to UCI’s Daniel Aldrich Distinguished University Service Award, includes eight years on the Irvine Campus Housing Authority Board of Directors and more than fifteen years coaching and refereeing youth sports. In 2009, for Professor Danziger’s career contributions to teaching, research and service, he received UC Irvine’s highest Alumni Association honor, the Extraordinarius Award.