Robert Agranoff was Professor Emeritus in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University–Bloomington, where was a part of the Policy and Administration and the Urban and Regional faculty groups. Prior to his retirement from full-time status, he served as associate dean for Bloomington, director of Public Affairs/Public Policy Doctoral Programs, and chairperson, Policy and Administration Faculty (1980–2001). Since 1990, he was affiliated with the Government and Public Administration Program of the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain. Professor Agranoff’s work focused on public and intergovernmental managementm and federalism. His most recent co-authored (with Michael McGuire) book was Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Government (Georgetown University Press: April 2003). Previous books authored/coauthored included: Dimensions of Human Services Integration, Intergovernmental Management: Human Services Problem Solving in Six Metropolitan Areas, and New Governance for Rural America: Creating Intergovernmental Partnerships. He had contributed to many journals, including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, International Political Science Review, and Federal and Regional Studies. Although Agranoff held emeritus status, he remained active in research and professional service, and in his school’s doctoral programs. He was also an associate editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and chairperson of the Research Committee on Comparative Federalism of the International Political Science Association. Agranoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls in 1962, and from the University of Pittsburgh with an M.A. in 1963 and a Ph.D. in 1967, all in political science.