USC Price School of Public Policy

Antonio R. Villaraigosa


Professor of the Practice of Policy

Biographical sketch

Antonio R. Villaraigosa, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles, is a professor of the practice of policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Throughout his tenure as mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa made significant progress in key policy areas including: transportation and infrastructure development, public safety, port security, and the environment.

The title of professor of the practice is reserved for faculty appointments of individuals who have made significant contributions in the public practice of their field of expertise. Villaraigosa’s policy achievements as mayor included the expansion and reform of the Los Angeles Police Department, major improvements in public transportation, and the introduction of green technologies to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Through this faculty appointment at the USC Price School, Villaraigosa will help to identify innovative, large-scale approaches to significant policy issues facing the State of California.