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Emmett To Take Teaching Post At Rice

Outgoing Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will hold a non-tenured professorship as well as a senior fellowship at Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett delivering his 11th annual State of the County address

Effective January 1, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett will have a new job. He's accepted a teaching post at Rice University.

Emmett's accepted an offer to be a non-tenured professor, as well as a senior fellow at Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. He'll teach his first class in the spring semester.

"I want to stay out of politics," Emmett said. "I don't want to teach political science classes as such. But the first class, because the Legislature's meeting, is going to be an ‘Inside the Texas Legislature' [course], not from a political point of view, but from [a] specific policy point of view of what's going on there."

In addition to his teaching role, Emmett said he'll assist with policy projects at the Kinder Institute and help Rice president David Leebron with the establishment of the university's new innovation center.


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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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