Ethan Seltzer currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Art+Design, and as a Professor in the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He served as Director of the Toulan School from 2003 through 2009. From 1992, through August, 2003, he was the founding director of Portland State’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, created to better connect the resources of higher education to the needs and issues of the communities in the 6-county, bistate Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. Prior to joining Portland State University, he held positions as the Land Use Supervisor for Metro, the regional government in the Portland area, as an assistant for planning and budget issues to Portland City Commissioner Mike Lindberg, and as the Assistant Coordinator for the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program. Current scholarly interests include regional planning, regional development, and Cascadia. He has been a resident of the Portland metropolitan area since 1980 and has served as president of the board of the Oregon Environmental Council, the City of Portland Planning Commission, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and the 40-Mile Loop Land Trust.