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Adjunct faculty

John Hieftje

Lecturer in Public Policy
John Hieftje, Ann Arbor’s longest serving mayor (2000-14), is a lecturer at the Ford School. In 2001 he initiated a long-term drive for greater efficiency that prepared the city for the Great Recession. Hieftje championed the successful Greenbelt…
Adjunct faculty

Surry Scheerer

Lecturer in Public Policy
Surry Scheerer, LMSW, is a leadership and organizational development coach and trainer. Ms. Scheerer serves as a executive coach for The University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Education and Executive MBA Programs, providing one on…
Adjunct faculty

John J. Schwarz

Lecturer in Public Policy
John J.H. "Joe" Schwarz is a lecturer at the Ford School. He received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Michigan in 1959, and his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1964. Dr. Schwarz served his residency in…
Adjunct faculty

Conan M. Smith

Lecturer in Public Policy
Conan Smith is the president and CEO of the Michigan Environmental Council and a lecturer in public policy at the Ford School. He served 14 years as a Washtenaw County Commissioner and Washtenaw Parks and Recreation Commissioner, chairing the county…
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

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.
PUBPOL 740

PUBPOL 740: Leadership Assessment and Reflection

Paula Lantz
Wednesday
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Winter 2020
4:00-5:50 pm EST

The Ford School defines leadership as the behavioral process of having a positive influence on others, organizations and communications.  This short course will meet 4 times, during which students will have the opportunity to take 1 or 2 different

PUBPOL 529

PUBPOL 529.001: Statistics

Jonathan Hanson
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2018
10:00-11:20 am EST Download Syllabus

This course covers descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions (normal, binomial, Poisson, exponential), sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

PUBPOL 587

PUBPOL 587.002: Public Management

Conan Smith
Tuesday, Thursday
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Fall 2018
10:00-11:20 am EST

Throughout this course we will explore the key characteristics of and tensions related to intergovernmental agreements, examining how various forces shape the nature and extent of collaborations.

PUBPOL 778

PUBPOL 778.001: Project Skills Workshop

Elisabeth Gerber
Friday
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Fall 2018
10:00-11:20 am EST

This is a professional skills workshop that will be required for students enrolled in the Applied Policy Seminar (APS, PP578) and open to other MPP/ Master's student. To be offered each semester, concurrent with the APS.

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