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President Emeritus, Political Science
School of Social Sciences
PH.D., Princeton University
Phone: (949) 824-3938, 5938
Fax: (949) 824-3960, 856-2102
University of California, Irvine
5295 Social Sciences Plaza B
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697
Professor Peltason is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a past vice president of the American Political Science Association. He is an expert on American constitutional politics and American political institutions. He has written on the constitution, the courts, state and local government, and the American political process. In addition, Peltason is one of the leading figures in American higher education: he is the former President of the University of California, former Chancellor of UCI, former Chancellor of the University of Illinois, and past president of the American Council on Education.