Core faculty

Alex L. Ralph

Writing Instructor & Teaching Professor

Alex Ralph is a teaching professor and writing instructor at the Ford School, where he teaches expository writing and courses on storytelling through public policy. Prior to the Ford School, he taught for over a decade 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 in the teaching of writing. Alex has also served for 10+ years as an instructor in the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) summer institute. From 2021-23, he edited the Corruption in Fragile States Blog. 

Educational background

  • MFA in creative writing, University of Michigan
  • BA, Swarthmore College

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