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Jeffrey D. Morenoff

Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Director, Population Studies Center, Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy
Morenoff's research interests include neighborhood environments, inequality, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, racial/ethnic/immigrant disparities in health and antisocial behavior, and methods for analyzing multilevel and spatial data.
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David Morse

Writing Instructor
David Morse is a writing instructor at the Ford School, where he teaches expository writing as well as undergraduate courses on lying and on utopianism. Before completing a master's degree in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, he edited…
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Yusuf Neggers

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Neggers's research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a focus on state capacity and the delivery of public services. He has studied the effects of caste and ethnicity on election processes in India.
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Susan D. Page

Professor of Practice, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Page applies her vast foreign policy experience to the Weiser Diplomacy Center. She has served the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations in senior roles for decades, across East, Central, and Southern Africa, and in Haiti and Nepal. Page was the first U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan and served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations in Haiti.
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Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program.
Parthasarathy's research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her previous work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.
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Natasha V. Pilkauskas

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Pilkauskas' research considers how social policy might improve the developmental and life trajectories of low-income children. She has looked at living arrangements of low-income children, especially those who live with grandparents, as well as the role of family/kin transfers in helping families make ends meet; links between maternal employment and school outcomes; the effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit; and the effects of the Great Recession on low-income households.
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Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment
Rabe's research examines climate and energy politics. In recent years, Rabe has chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has served on recent National Academy of Public Administration panels examining the Departments of Commerce and Interior as well as the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He is currently a member of the U-M Carbon Neutrality Commission.
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Kaitlin T. Raimi

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
A social psychologist, Raimi’s interests center on how individuals can promote or prevent sustainable behaviors and policies. Her research focuses on how people compare their own beliefs and behaviors to those of other people, people's reactions to climate change communication and climate-related technologies, and how adopting one sustainable behavior affects subsequent environmental decisions.
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Alex L. Ralph

Writing Instructor
Alex L. Ralph is a writing instructor at the Ford School. For over a decade he taught in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the English Department at the University of Michigan. In 2009 he received the English Department's Ben Prize for excellence…
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Joy Rohde

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of History
Rohde is a historian who works at the intersection of U.S. intellectual and policy history, the history of U.S. foreign relations, and science and technology studies. She is currently working on a book project that explores how ideas about cybernetics and advances in information technology, like research databases and statistical software, impacted the social sciences and policy analysis in the United States since World War II.
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Stephanie L. Sanders

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer/Lecturer III
Stephanie L. Sanders is a lecturer and diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Ford School. Through the lens of critical race theory, Sanders' research agenda examines students who transition from urban environments to rural, predominantly…
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Luke Shaefer

Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy and Director, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
Shaefer is associate dean for research and policy engagement. He serves as the inaugural director of Poverty Solutions, an interdisciplinary, presidential initiative at U-M that seeks to partner communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty. Shaefer’s research on poverty and social welfare policy in the United States has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of public policy, social work, public health, health services research, and history.
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Charles R. Shipan

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences; Professor of Public Policy
Shipan is a professor of social science and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of antismoking laws in the U.S. and Switzerland, an assessment of the president's ability to change policy, and an examination of the effects of bipartisanship on public policy.
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Fabiana Silva

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Silva studies the mechanisms that perpetuate (or mitigate) group-based labor market inequality, with a focus on social networks and employer discrimination. She examines how employers reward the referrals of black and white job applicants, the relationship between employers' racial attitudes and their hiring behavior, and the determinants of how people are racially classified by others. She also investigates how different ways of framing immigration affect attitudes towards immigration policy.
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Molly Spencer

Writing Instructor
Molly Spencer is a writing instructor at the Ford School, and the author of two poetry collections, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) and Relic and the Plum (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020). A poet, editor, and literary…
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Kevin Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Stange's research lies broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on education and health care. His prior research includes studies of college enrollment and persistence, the effect of resources and peers on community college students, the importance of amenities in college choice, and the effects of different pricing structures on major choice and student credit load.
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Betsey Stevenson

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics
Stevenson is a labor economist who publishes widely about the labor market and the impact of public policies on outcomes both in the labor market and for families. Her research explores women's labor market experiences, the economic forces shaping the modern family, and how these experiences and forces influence each other. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011, participating as the secretary's deputy to the White House economic team.
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David E. Thacher

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Urban Planning
As an associate professor of public policy and urban planning, Thacher’s research draws from philosophy, history, and the interpretive social sciences to develop and apply a humanistic approach to policy research. Most of his work has focused on criminal justice policy, where he has undertaken studies of order maintenance policing, the local police role in homeland security, community policing reform, the distribution of safety and security, prisoner re-entry, and criminal justice discretion.
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Susan E. Waltz

Professor of Public Policy
Waltz specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. She also maintains the website Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, hosted by U-M. For some 15 years she was involved in international efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty and has more recently focused on U.S. firearms export regulations.
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Celeste M. Watkins-Hayes

Professor
Watkins-Hayes is an internationally-recognized scholar and expert on HIV/AIDS; urban poverty; social policy; and racial, class, and gender inequality. Her work illuminates social problems of great interest to scholars, communities, and policymakers. She works at the intersection of sociology, African American Studies, and public policy. Her work analyzes the impact of the HIV epidemic on women and the growth of the HIV safety net.
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Janet A. Weiss

Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy
Weiss does research on policies to improve the leadership and management of public and nonprofit agencies. Weiss founded the Nonprofit and Public Management Center, and is currently the faculty director of the Nonprofit Board Fellowship program. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
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Justin Wolfers

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics
Wolfers's research interests include labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, social policy, law and economics, and behavioral economics. He is a research associate with the National Bureau for Economic Research, a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and an international research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.
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Alton Worthington

Lecturer in Public Policy
Alton Worthington is a lecturer in public policy at the Ford School, where he teaches on statistical computing and data visualization. His core research is on topics of international political economy, with a focus on the intersection of global…
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Dean Yang

Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, International Policy Center; Professor of Economics; Research Professor, Populations Studies
Yang's research is on the economic problems of developing countries. His specific areas of interest include: international migration, microfinance, health, corruption, political economy, and the economics of disasters. He teaches a Ford School course on the economics of developing countries, as well as a PhD course in development economics.
Adjunct faculty

Scott Atran

Adjunct Research Professor
Scott Atran is an anthropologist who experiments on ways scientists and ordinary people categorize and reason about nature, on the cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion, and on limits of rational choice in political and cultural conflict.…
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Walter Reynolds Farley

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Reynolds Farley is a research scientist at the Population Studies Center, the Dudley Duncan Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and a lecturer at the Ford School. Farley's research interests concern population trends in the United States, focusing on…
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Brian Flanagan

Lecturer of Public Policy
Brian is managing director of the Sanger Leadership Center at Michigan Ross and a lecturer in public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. In 2012, he became the school’s first managing director of the Ross Leadership Initiative…
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Deirdre Golden

Lecturer
Deirdre Golden is a lecturer at the Ford School and professor of health law at The University of Detroit Mercy Law School. She holds an MD from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland; a masters in neuroscience and psychiatry from Wayne State…
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Neel Hajra

Lecturer in Public Policy
Neel Hajra is a lecturer at the Ford School, where he has taught for over a decade. He is currently the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), which under his leadership has received national and local awards for its innovative work,…