Emeritus faculty

John R. Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

John Chamberlin is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation. He taught courses in Statistics, Applied Regression, Values, Ethics, and Public Policy, and Nonprofit Policy and Management at the Ford School. He was interim dean of the school in 1997-99 and associate dean in 1999-2001. He was the founding director of the Ford School's BA in public policy program from 2007-2011 and the director of U-M's Center for Ethics in Public Life from 2008-2011. John has a BS in industrial engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in decision sciences from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Educational Background

  • PhD in decision sciences, Stanford University (1975)
  • BS in industrial engineering, Lehigh University (1965)

Professional Affiliations

Association for Public Policy and Management Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

Current Research

  • Legislative redistricting in Michigan
  • Advantages of ranked choice voting