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Faculty by courtesy

Brendan Nyhan

Professor of Public Policy (by courtesy)
Brendan Nyhan is a professor of government at Dartmouth College, with a courtesy appointment at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. His research, which focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care, has…
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…
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

Gerald J. Hills

Lecturer in Public Policy
To email Rusty, please use the following email address: rustyhills@gmail.com Rusty Hills is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Ford School. He is currently Director of Public Affairs for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, after having…
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

Elisabeth R. Gerber

Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
Gerber’s research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, sustainable development, urban climate adaptation, transportation policy, community and economic development, local fiscal capacity, and local political accountability.
Core faculty

Edie N. Goldenberg

Professor of Public Policy and 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

Richard L. Hall

Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Hall’s research interests focus on American national politics. He has studied participation and representation in Congress, campaign finance reform, congressional oversight, issue advertising, health politics, and health policy. He is currently writing a book on interest group lobbying and the role of political money in Congressional policy making.
Core faculty

Jonathan K. Hanson

Lecturer in Statistics for Public Policy
Hanson is a specialist in comparative political economy and political development. He examines the ways in which, and the channels through which, political institutions affect economic performance and human development. In his recent projects, he has explored whether democracy and state capacity complement or substitute for each other for improving human development, and why authoritarian regimes vary significantly in economic and social outcomes, among other topics.
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

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

Eduardo Montero

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Montero's interests are in development economics, political economy, and economic history, and his research centers on how variation in institutional arrangements, such as property rights regimes, affect development in Central America and Central Africa.
Core faculty

Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy; Director, Science, Technology, and Public Policy program
Parthasarathy's research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her previous work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.
Core faculty

Charles R. Shipan

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences
Shipan is a professor of social science and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a comparative study of antismoking laws in the U.S. and Switzerland, an assessment of the president's ability to change policy, and an examination of the effects of bipartisanship on public policy.
Core faculty

Susan E. Waltz

Professor of Public Policy
Waltz specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. She also maintains the website Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, hosted by U-M. For some 15 years she was involved in international efforts to promote an international Arms Trade Treaty and has more recently focused on U.S. firearms export regulations.
PhD Students

Paul Atwell

My research and interests center on social network structure and social network change as both a function and cause of political change. I study associated collective behaviors such as voting behavior and clientelism primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.…
PhD Students

Jared Cory

Jared Cory is a joint PhD student in Public Policy and Political Science. His research interests include policy implementation, organizational behavior, and policy diffusion.  He is also interested in studying criminal policies’ effects on local…
PhD Students

Michael Lerner

Michael is a Ph.D. student in the Political Science department and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on topics in comparative environmental politics, with a particular focus on adaptation…
PhD Students

Peter Martel

Peter J. Martel is a second-year student in the joint PhD Program in Public Policy & Sociology. His research focuses on the U.S. legal system, mass incarceration, criminal procedure, and prisons. He is currently in the early stages of a project that…
PUBPOL 683

PUBPOL 683: Elections & Campaigns

Gerald Hills
Tuesday
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Fall 2020
5:30-8:20 pm EST

This course can be taken in-person or remotely online.

The purpose of PubPol 683 is to examine campaigns and explain what happens and why.  Remember: There is no policy without victory.