SARATOGA SPRINGS — Author, news anchor, professor and more recently, Albany County Legislator Mark Grimm, visited Skidmore College on Monday, September 26. Grimm made a guest appearance in Professor Ronald P. Seyb’s political science class to field questions from Skidmore students. “The students were so bright and engaged,” said Grimm. “They peppered me with questions about how campaigns work, how the Internet affects politics and how messaging works best.”
And Mark knows a thing or two about this subject matter, he conducted one-on-one interviews with Presidents Bush and Clinton and was an adjunct media professor for 11 years. He has a master’s in Communications from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s in English (magna cum laude) from Siena College. Mark was elected to the Albany County Legislature in November 2015 and re-elected in 2019. He represents the Carman Road-Western Avenue area of Guilderland. He also served on the Guilderland Town Board from 2008-2011.
Ronald P. Seyb is a Professor in Government at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He received his B.A. in 1982 from the University of California, Irvine and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Yale University. He teaches courses on the American presidency, the United States Congress, political psychology, and the media and politics.