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Stacy Dean (MPP '92) tackles food insecurity

Jul 10, 2024
Stacy Dean (’88, MPP’92), admits that the decision to attend the University of Michigan wasn’t the most thought-out process. Coming from a small town in New York, she simply wanted to go somewhere new.“It was the school that was furthest away from...

Micah Baum wins the 2024 Peter Eckstein Prize

Jul 10, 2024
Ford School PhD candidate Micah Baum is the 2024 winner of the Peter Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, a competitive student award that celebrates the value of interdisciplinary research in public policy.Baums’s research paper,...

Higher education responds to changing labor markets

Jul 8, 2024
Do universities respond to the changing needs of industry by offering curriculums that provide students skills they need on the job? That’s the central question of a multi-year research project headed up by Kevin Stange, co-director of the...

Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, June 2024

Jun 6, 2024
Dear friends,We’ve reached the end of another academic year. At the beginning of May, we honored and celebrated our 186 graduates with great pride at the beautiful Hill Auditorium. Our video of the Commencement Ceremony is posted here. If you missed...

Hernandez and Summers offer tips to help leaders articulate values

May 28, 2024
Values are at the heart of leadership, decision making, and organizational culture, but what constitutes a value? How do leaders effectively put them into practice?In an article for MIT Sloan Management Review, leadership experts Morela Hernandez...

Chimera promoted to Teaching Professor

May 21, 2024
Ford School writing instructor Beth Chimera will assume the title of “teaching professor,” in recognition of her proficiency, standards, methods, and creativity as a lecturer, as well as her contribution to University service and to inclusive...

Stange and Weiland promoted to full professors

May 16, 2024
On May 16, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved promotions for Kevin Stange and Christina Weiland. Stange was promoted to professor of public policy, with tenure, and professor of education. Weiland was promoted to professor of...

More local officials see relevance of electric vehicle planning

May 2, 2024
Local officials across Michigan increasingly view electric vehicle infrastructure planning as relevant for their governments, though many cite too few public charging stations and costs associated with adding them as barriers to expansion.The...

Bold Challenges awards $700K for eight research teams

May 1, 2024
Eight interdisciplinary teams from across the University of Michigan have received more than $700,000 from the Bold Challenges’ Accelerate Program to explore innovative research projects that address a wide range of societal challenges ranging from...

Public policy senior forges multicultural communities

Apr 30, 2024
During his freshman year at UM-Dearborn, Neil Nakkash (BA '24) decided to take a gamble and join a policy research team working on issues impacting his ethnic group. Growing up in nearby Oakland County, he had always found politics interesting, so...

OVPR awards 3 Ford School staff members for research, leadership

Apr 26, 2024
The Office of the Vice President for Research will recognize three of the Ford School's research center staff—Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija (Education Policy Initiative), Molly Kleinman (Science, Technology and Public Policy program), and Kyle S. Kwaiser...