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.
North America still lacks a credible measurement system for methane releases."
—Brookings blog, November 2021
“It is incumbent upon those committed to health equity through population health science to publicly defend the tenets of Critical Race Theory and their long-standing contributions to population health. The stakes—the ability for education, research, community-based efforts, and policy reform to improve the health and well-being of all—are incredibly high.” -from Lantz's opinion in Milbank Quarterly, July 2021.
As education officials weigh the costs and benefits of reopening schools, it is critical to consider the impact these options have on providing public access to education for families with different needs.”
—From his report "The Pandemic’s Effect on Demand for Public Schools, Homeschooling, and Private Schools," September 2021.