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John R. Chamberlin

John R. Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Phone: (734) 763-0689
Office: Weill Hall
735 S. State St., #4121
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
E-mail: johnch@umich.edu

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • National Security/International Diplomacy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • _Ethics
  • _Health
  • _International development

Educational Background:

BS, Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University (1965)
PhD, Business Administration, Stanford University (1975)


John R. Chamberlin is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation. He taught the core course “Values, Ethics, and Public Policy” at the Ford School. He was the director of the Ford School’s BA in Public Policy program from 2007-2011 and the director of U-M’s Center for Ethics in Public Life from 2008-2011. John has a BS in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in decision sciences from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.


Association for Public Policy and Management
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Academic Appointments:

  • Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • Department of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts