Peter Dreier is the Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director
of the Urban & Environmental Policy Program, at Occidental College in Los Angeles. He
joined the Occidental faculty in January 1993 after serving for nine years as Director of
Housing at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor
Ray Flynn. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (1977) and his B.A. from
Syracuse University (1970). For more than three decades he has been involved in urban
policy as a scholar, a government official, a journalist, and an advocate for reform.
Professor Dreier has written widely on American politics and public policy, specializing
in urban politics and policy, housing policy, community development, and community
organizing. He is a frequent speaker on this topics to a wide variety of professional,
scholarly, and civic organizations. 


The Battle Over School Funding: The View From Pasadena, California Journal of Politics and Policy (2011)

Through a case study of a school parcel tax campaign in Pasadena in early 2010,...



First They Came For ACORN, UEP Faculty Scholarship (2010)


What Kind of Capitalism?, UEP Faculty Scholarship (2010)


The Path to a High-Wage Society, UEP Faculty Scholarship (2010)