Zachary is an Associate Professor of Psychology & Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Arizona. He serves as editor of Journal of Urban Affairs, associate editor of Global Networks, and edited of the Metropolis and Modern Life book series published by Routledge. His research focuses on using networks to understand urban phenomena at multiple scales, ranging from the social networks among city residents, to the coordination of educational services within cities, to the global economic networks between cities. This work has been featured by a range of local, national, and international organizations including Atlantic Cities, Miller McCune, National Public Radio, and the Royal Society of the Arts. When he is not researching cities and schools, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and brewing beer.