Michael Indergaard, (PhD. Michigan State University) is a native of Fargo, North Dakota. He has been teaching at St. John’s University since 1994. Dr. Indergaard teaches courses on urban sociology, social justice and the city, globalization, organizations, economic sociology, classical sociology, sociology of work, law and society, religion and social change as well as introduction to sociology. Dr. Indergaard research focuses on the social impact of globalization, new technology and economic restructuring on cities and regions as well as political and policy responses. Dr. Indergaard has written two books; Pump and Pump: the Rancid Rules of the New Economy and Sillicon Alley: the Rise and Fall of the New Media and numerous articles.