Poverty and inequality. Trade and economic development. Health and human security. Energy and the environment. Alongside their critical work as teachers and mentors, Ford School faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in vitally important policy areas. And they're deeply engaged in the world of practice. They include senior government advisors, current and former members of the Council of Economic Advisers, leaders of international nonprofits, and more. Some are visiting policymakers who have worked in the field for years.
See all of them on the faculty directory.
Our faculty are enthusiastic teachers and mentors who prize the school's close-knit, collaborative community.
Who will inspire you?
"We need to incorporate the expertise of vulnerable communities and social scientists at the outset." - from her Congressional testimony on Strategies for Energy and Climate Innovation, February 2021.
Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement is easy but is only the start.”
—Brookings FIXGOV blog, June 23, 2020
"Investments in public policies that protect everyone, like paid sick leave, affordable housing, high-quality education, and health insurance are needed to reduce the social inequalities that drive every type of health inequality, including COVID-19." -from Lantz's county-by-county study showing social inequality's role in COVID-19 toll, January 29, 2021
It is worrying that we haven't seen any [financial] aid application expansion, and particularly that the gaps based on race or school income level have widened."
—From his report "Applications for Financial Aid Lagging Among Low-Income Students," August 2020.