Professor Joe Kling has been teaching Political Science since the 1970s. He received his Ph. D. from the City University of New York in 1981. He also has a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. His fields of interest are Social Movements, American Political Thought, Public Policy, and Human Rights. One of his favorite courses to teach is 'Business and Ethics.' He also teaches 'African-American Political and Social Thought', and courses on Human Rights. He is co-editor of two books: Community Mobilization in the Era of Global Cities, co-edited with Robert Fisher, and published, 1993, by Sage; and Dilemmas of Activism: Class, Community, and the Politics of Local Mobilization co-edited with Prudence Posner and published, 1990, by Temple University Press. Before becoming a teacher of Political Science, Dr. Kling worked as a community organizer in Brooklyn, New York.