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Emeritus faculty

Mary E. Corcoran

Professor Emeritus
Mary E. Corcoran is a professor emerita of public policy, political science, and women's studies. Her research focuses on the effects of gender and race discrimination on economic status and earnings, and on professional women's career trajectories.…
Faculty by courtesy

Mara Ostfeld

Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan, with a courtesy appointment at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research broadly focuses on the relationship between race, media and…
Faculty by courtesy

Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy;
Seefeldt’s primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related to work and economic well being. Currently, she is conducting research on families’ financial coping strategies and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals’ well being.
Adjunct faculty

Katherine Walsh

Lecturer
Kat Walsh is a lecturer at the Ford School. She is also the executive director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at U-M's Office of University Development (OUD), where she heads department-wide efforts toward implementing policies aimed at…
Core faculty

Yazier Henry

Lecturer in Public Policy
Henry has written and published on the political economy of social voice, memory, trauma, identity, peace processes, Truth Commissions, international transitional justice and international humanitarian law. His research and writing projects focus on how structural and administrative violence come to be institutionalized during post-colonial transitions. His current work is on the discourse of human rights, structural violence and the politics of official voice.
Core faculty

Valenta Kabo

Lecturer III
Valenta Kabo is a lecturer at the Ford School. Her fields of interest are comparative law, law and economics, and property rights and development. She earned her PhD in political science and public policy from the University of Michigan. She also has…
Core faculty

Ann C. Lin

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Lin teaches courses on public policy implementation, gender and politics, qualitative research methods, and immigration. She studies policy implementation: the provisions that make policy easy or difficult to implement, the beliefs and behavior of people who implement policies, and the reactions of those who are targeted by policy. She is currently studying immigration policies, such as guestworker programs and legalization, and the political beliefs of American immigrants.
Core faculty

Jeffrey D. Morenoff

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology; Director, Population Studies Center
Morenoff's research interests include neighborhood environments, inequality, crime and criminal justice, the social determinants of health, racial/ethnic/immigrant disparities in health and antisocial behavior, and methods for analyzing multilevel and spatial data.
Core faculty

Natasha V. Pilkauskas

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Pilkauskas' research considers how social policy might improve the developmental and life trajectories of low-income children. She has looked at living arrangements of low-income children, especially those who live with grandparents, as well as the role of family/kin transfers in helping families make ends meet; links between maternal employment and school outcomes; the effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit; and the effects of the Great Recession on low-income households.
Core faculty

Stephanie L. Sanders

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer; Lecturer III
Stephanie L. Sanders is a lecturer and diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Ford School. Through the lens of critical race theory, Sanders' research agenda examines students who transition from urban environments to rural, predominantly…
Core faculty

Fabiana Silva

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Silva studies the mechanisms that perpetuate (or mitigate) group-based labor market inequality, with a focus on social networks and employer discrimination. She examines how employers reward the referrals of black and white job applicants, the relationship between employers' racial attitudes and their hiring behavior, and the determinants of how people are racially classified by others. She also investigates how different ways of framing immigration affect attitudes towards immigration policy.
Core faculty

Justin Wolfers

Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Wolfers's research interests include labor economics, macroeconomics, political economy, social policy, law and economics, and behavioral economics. He is a research associate with the National Bureau for Economic Research, a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a research affiliate with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and an international research fellow at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.
PhD Students

Matthew Alemu

Matthew Alemu completed his B.S. in Accounting at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 2006. Afterwards, he received his MPP from the University of Michigan in 2009. Before returning to U of M in Fall 2012, Matthew worked as a policy…
PhD Students

Jessica Gillooly

Jessica Gillooly is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Public Policy and a trainee of Social Demography at the Population Studies Center, where she studies the criminal justice system. Her research uses ethnographic methods to examine how interactions…
PUBPOL 810

PUBPOL 810.001: PhD Policy Research Seminar

John Leahy
Friday
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Fall 2018
1:00 pm-2:20 am EST

A bi-weekly one-credit seminar that introduces students to applied policy research. For students in the Ford School Joint Ph.D. program.

Students will meet on the following dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30

PUBPOL 810

PUBPOL 810.001: PhD Policy Research Seminar

Richard Hall
Friday
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Winter 2018
11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

A bi-weekly one-credit seminar that introduces students to applied policy research. For students in the Ford School Joint Ph.D. program.

Students will meet on the following dates: 

Open to PhD students only.

PUBPOL 810

PUBPOL 810.001: PhD Policy Research Seminar

Mary Corcoran
Friday
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Fall 2016
12:00-1:30 pm EST

A bi-weekly one-credit seminar that introduces students to applied policy research. For students in the Ford School Joint Ph.D. program.

9/9: PhD Welcome Lunch (Public Policy 810 students will meet briefly afterwards)