Outgoing New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. will teach a Political Science seminar at Yale this Spring, according to a Thursday email from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, David Cameron.
The course is entitled “New Haven and the American City.” DeStefano is stepping down from the mayor’s office this winter after serving for 10 terms and 20 years. He was first elected in 1993.
In addition to hitting the classroom, DeStefano will also become executive vice-president of START Community Bank when he vacates City Hall on Jan. 1. START, which DeStefano helped open in December 2010, is a for-profit subsidiary of First City Fund Corporation, a not-for-profit bank that lends money to businesses and families in New Haven.