Nicholas P. Lovrich served as the Director of the Division of Governmental Studies and Services at Washington State University from 1977 to 2010 and retired to Emeritus status in 2011. He holds the rank of Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs and the honor of being a Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor in Political Science. He served as the Interim Chancellor of WSU Spokane (2004-5) and is a recipient of the V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service (2013). He has served as a Senior Scholar in Residence in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University, and as an affiliate graduate faculty member of the School of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. He is currently an affiliate researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah, and an affiliate researcher in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University.