Dr. Alan Chartock is President and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Professor Emeritus at the University at Albany, and Executive Publisher and Project Director of the Legislative Gazette, the newspaper of state government. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program for almost twelve years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project on WAMC and offers commentary on other WAMC programs such as Midday Magazine. He is executive producer of WAMC's National Productions. Alan's syndicated column on politics appears in newspapers throughout New York State. A second column, I Publius, appears in The Berkshire Eagle each Saturday.
Alan Chartock has won numerous awards at SUNY including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and The SUNY Council for University Affairs and Development Award for Educational Achievement. He was one of the first recipients of the SUNY Award for Excellence. In 2007, Alan was chosen to receive the 2006 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teacher from the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association.
On November 2, 2005 Dr. Chartock was the speaker at the fourth annual Henry Steele Commager Lecture at Greenfield Community College. On May 13, 2006 he received an Honorary Doctorate for public service from the Sage Colleges. On May 20, 2006 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from Western New England College. He is the author of Me and Mario Cuomo: Conversations in Candor, published by Barricade Books.
To top it off, Alan has been known to pick a mean banjo.
More on Dr. Chartock may be found on the web by visiting the following sites:
The Alan Chartock Wetpaint Wiki
Alan writes about his beginnings as a political scientist
Alan's column in The Berkshire Eagle (updated weekly)
Alan's commentary on the breaking of the Governor Spitzer scandal
Alan's commentary on the evolution of New York's envoronmental policy