Former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson has accepted an appointment as a visiting professor of public policy at Ball State University.
According to Ball State, Peterson initially will lead a graduate course in metropolitan problems at the university's Indianapolis Center during the upcoming fall semester. He will also teach a class in community planning on the main campus in spring 2009.
Both courses will be co-listed by the Department of Political Science and the College of Architecture and Planning, include an undergraduate component and be simulcast by closed-circuit videoconference between the two sites.
In addition, Peterson will deliver between two and four public lectures for both campus and community audiences and conduct up to five workshops for community leaders around the state as an outreach effort of the university's Bowen Center for Public Affairs, though the schedule and locations for those sessions are yet to be determined.