The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

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Edie N. Goldenberg

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Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
(734) 764-1264
Weill Hall
735 S. State St., #4117
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Edie N. Goldenberg is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. She served as Dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts from 1989-98 and Director of the Ford School from 1987-89. She is the founding Director of the Michigan in Washington Program. Her research interests are in American politics and higher education. Her most recent book, "Off-Track Profs: The Rise of the Teaching Specialist in Higher Education," (with John Cross, MIT Press, 2009) examines the growth in the number of teaching faculty off the tenure track at ten distinguished research universities, identifies the forces driving this trend and the consequences for academic life, and offers recommendations to university leaders for monitoring and managing their faculty workforce. Edie served in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management where she designed and implemented a government-wide evaluation of changes under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, including the first systematic survey of the federal workforce. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, a life member of the MIT Corporation, and a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of Yeshiva University where she received an honorary doctorate in 2008 for her contributions to higher education.