Ruth Galanter — who served four terms as a Los Angeles City Council member — has been named a Distinguished Scholar in Los Angeles Urban Research by Loyola Marymount University (LMU).

Galanter will lecture at LMU during the 2005-2006 school year in several undergraduate urban issues classes.

Her main role will be to assist professors, speak in class, help develop courses and supervise students enrolled in independent research courses.

“I am delighted that LMU students and faculty have the opportunity to work with and learn from a significant civic leader such as Ruth Galanter,” said Michael Engh, dean of the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. “Galanter’s broad experience in many issues facing Los Angeles will enrich our curriculum and campus discussions.”

Galanter’s lectures will cover subjects such as community development, environmental planning and urban physical environments.

She currently runs her own consulting firm, Galanter and Company, where she focuses on issues of land use, development, infrastructure and political strategy.

During her 16 years as a City Council member for the local area, she was City Council president, president pro tem and chair of the City Council Committee on Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources.

The committee had jurisdiction over the City of Los Angeles airport and harbor departments and the Department of Water and Power.