Michael D. Cohen
Michael D. Cohen, a professor emeritus of public policy and of information, passed away on February 2, 2013 at the age of 67. The Ford School mourns the loss of Michael, one of the founding faculty members of our predecessor, the Institute for Public Policy Studies. For more information, including details on how to contribute to a scholarship fund in Michael's name, please click here: http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=989 Professor Emeritus of Complex Systems, School of Information; Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science and the Arts; and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
 
E-mail: 
mdc@umich.edu
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Research and Teaching Interests:
Information Technology
 
Educational Background:
University of California, Irvine - 1972 Ph.D., Social Science
Stanford University - 1966 B.A., History

Current Research:
Organizational learning and routines and their interactions with information technology. Research using laboratory studies, field studies, and computational models. Major recent application area: handoffs in hospitals

Bio:
Michael Cohen uses his research on theories of complex systems to study organizational learning and routines and their interactions with information technology. His teaching and research have been applied in the design of better information resources for social service, educational, and health organizations.

Academic Appointments:
School of Information

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy