Clive Thomas has taught political science at UAS since 1980. Originally from England, he has taught in Britain, Canada, and Belgium. His book Alaska Public Policy Issues is his eighth book. He is Director of the University of Alaska Legislative Internship Program, has been a volunteer lobbyist and teaches seminars on lobby organization and tactics. During 1997-98, he was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Brussels studying American interest groups operating in the European Union.