Published September 02, 2009
Disgraced politician Eliot Spitzer has started teaching as an adjunct professor at The City College of New York, at a time when the Democrat reportedly is considering mounting a comeback run for office.
Spitzer, who resigned as New York's governor in a prostitution scandal in March 2008, is an adjunct professor in CCNY's political science department.
It is the same department where his father, Bernard Spitzer, established an endowment for the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Chair in Political Science. The college is not the only office connected to his father that has helped him regain his professional footing -- since leaving public office, the Democrat has also worked in his father's real estate firm.
Ellis Simon, a spokesman for the Manhattan college, said Spitzer's three-hour class is called "Law and Public Policy." The undergraduate course began meeting on Tuesday and will meet once a week for 15 weeks.
Simon said Spitzer will earn around $4,500 for the fall term.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.