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Emeritus faculty

David K. Cohen

John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education; Professor of Public Policy
David K. Cohen is the John Dewey Professor Emeritus of Education in the School of Education and professor emeritus of public policy at the Ford School. His research focuses on the relationships between education policy and classroom practice in K-12…
Faculty by courtesy

Stephen DesJardins

Professor of Education; Professor of Public Policy
Stephen DesJardins is the Marvin W. Peterson Collegiate Professor of Education, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He is also affiliated with the University College-London. Steve teaches courses related to public policy, economics, and…
Faculty by courtesy

Brian P. McCall

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics
Brian McCall is a professor of education and economics, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. He is an economist whose research interests include applied econometrics, econometrics theory, economics of education and education policy,…
Core faculty

James J. Duderstadt

President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering
James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering. A graduate of Yale ('64 BSE in electrical engineering) and Caltech ('65 MS and '67 PhD in engineering science and physics), Duderstadt's teaching,…
Core faculty

Susan M. Dynarski

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Education; Professor of Economics, and Distinguished Diversity & Social Transformation Professor
Dynarski's education policy research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment. She serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative and is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Core faculty

Edie N. Goldenberg

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science
Goldenberg is a close observer of the electoral process. Her research interests include voting turnout of college students, and in 2017 she founded a Michigan group called Turn Up Turnout (TUT). She served as dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts from 1989-98 and is the founding director of the Michigan in Washington Program.
Core faculty

Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education
Jacob is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Jacob's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.
Core faculty

Kevin Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Stange's research lies broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on education and health care. His prior research includes studies of college enrollment and persistence, the effect of resources and peers on community college students, the importance of amenities in college choice, and the effects of different pricing structures on major choice and student credit load.
Core faculty

Megan Tompkins-Stange

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Tompkins-Stange is a scholar of education policy and philanthropy, focusing on the influence of private foundations on the politics of K-12 school reform.
PhD Students

William A. Black

 Avery is an incoming doctoral student in the joint Public Policy and Economics program, as well as a participant in the University of Michigan's Predoctoral Training Program in Causal Inference in Education Policy research program. His research…
PhD Students

Elizabeth Burland

Elizabeth is a Ph.D. student in sociology and public policy. Her research interests are in the intersection of poverty, social inequality, and education policy. Previously, Elizabeth spent a year working at the Institute for Public Administration at…
PhD Students

Jared Eno

Jared is interested in issues of poverty and inequality, especially the role of education in social stratification; the role of research in public policy; and quantitative methodology. After completing his MPP at University of Michigan, he worked at…
PhD Students

Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin is a joint Ph.D student in Economics and Public Policy and will be a trainee in the Predoctoral Training Program in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research. Shawn graduated from the University of California – San Diego with a B.S.…
PhD Students

Stephanie Owen

Stephanie Owen is a PhD candidate in Economics and Public Policy and is on the job market in 2020-21. She studies the economics of education and is interested in interventions and policies with the potential to address inequities along various…
PhD Students

Brittany Vasquez

Brittany Vasquez is a PhD student in Public Policy & Sociology with broad interests in education policy, stratification, and quantitative methods. She is a fellow in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research with the Education Policy Initiative,…