- Fred Siegel came to The Cooper Union from the University of Paris, where he was visiting professor of Modern American History. He also taught at Columbia University, Queens College, Empire State College. Siegel has been a Mellon Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies. He is the author of From Roosevelt to Reagan and A New South in the Old: The Political Economy of Tobacco in 19th Century Virginia. A former editor of the City Journal, he has written for The Atlantic, the New Republic, Dissent, Commonweal, The New Democrat, and The Partisan Review, in addition to scholarly journals. A columnist at the New York Post and senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, he also edits Urban Society, a bi-annual edition of the best articles on city issues. His book The Future Once Happened Here: New York, Los Angeles, Washington and the Fate of Big City America for the Free Press has spent most of its time on the Amazon.com bestseller list.
- Fred Siegel bio, The Cooper Union: Humanities and Social Sciences, accessed 28 May 2008.