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Emeritus faculty

John R. Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
John R. Chamberlin is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation. He taught the core course "Values, Ethics,…
Emeritus faculty

Marina v. Whitman

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Business Administration
Marina v.N. Whitman is professor emerita of business administration and public policy. From 1979 until 1992 she was an officer of the General Motors Corporation, first as vice president and chief economist and later as vice president and group…
Adjunct faculty

Neel Hajra

Lecturer in Public Policy
Neel Hajra is a lecturer at the Ford School, where he has taught for over a decade. He is currently the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), which under his leadership has received national and local awards for its innovative work,…
Adjunct faculty

Denise Thal

Lecturer
Denise Thal is a lecturer at the Ford School and teaches on budgeting and financial planning for mission-based organizations. She is executive vice president for business operations for Planned Parenthood of Michigan. Previously, she served as vice…
Core faculty

Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment
Rabe's research examines climate and energy politics. In recent years, Rabe has chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has served on recent National Academy of Public Administration panels examining the Departments of Commerce and Interior as well as the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. He is currently a member of the U-M Carbon Neutrality Commission.
Core faculty

David E. Thacher

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Urban Planning
As an associate professor of public policy and urban planning, Thacher’s research draws from philosophy, history, and the interpretive social sciences to develop and apply a humanistic approach to policy research. Most of his work has focused on criminal justice policy, where he has undertaken studies of order maintenance policing, the local police role in homeland security, community policing reform, the distribution of safety and security, prisoner re-entry, and criminal justice discretion.
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

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,…
PUBPOL 586

PUBPOL 586.002: Public Management

Barry Rabe
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2019
10:00-11:20 am EDT

This course will examine issues of performance measurement and management in the context of public sector agencies in the United States.

PUBPOL 586

PUBPOL 586.001: Public Management

Barry Rabe
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2019
8:30-9:50 am EDT

This course will examine issues of performance measurement and management in the context of public sector agencies in the United States.

PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.501: Topics: Community Development Finance: Lessons from the Field

Dudley Benoit
Friday
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Fall 2018
9:00-11:50 am EDT

Taught by Dudley Benoit Towsley Policymaker in Residence, Director of Community Development Investments at Santander

PUBPOL 810

PUBPOL 810.001: PhD Policy Research Seminar

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

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