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Emeritus faculty

Carl P. Simon

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Complex Systems
Carl P. Simon is professor emeritus of mathematics, economics, complex systems, and public policy. He was the founding director of the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems and a former director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy…
Adjunct faculty

Daniel Raimi

Lecturer in Public Policy
Daniel Raimi is a senior research associate at Resources for the Future and a lecturer at the Ford School. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on oil and gas regulation and taxation and climate change policy. He has published in…
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…
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

Catherine Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Hausman’s work focuses on environmental and energy economics. Recent projects have looked at the natural gas sector's role in methane leaks, the impact of climate change on the electricity grid, and the effects of nuclear power plant closures. She is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research.
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

Kaitlin T. Raimi

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
A social psychologist, Raimi’s interests center on how individuals can promote or prevent sustainable behaviors and policies. Her research focuses on how people compare their own beliefs and behaviors to those of other people, people's reactions to climate change communication and climate-related technologies, and how adopting one sustainable behavior affects subsequent environmental decisions.
Core faculty

Joy Rohde

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Rohde is a historian who works at the intersection of U.S. intellectual and policy history, the history of U.S. foreign relations, and science and technology studies. She is currently working on a book project that explores how ideas about cybernetics and advances in information technology, like research databases and statistical software, impacted the social sciences and policy analysis in the United States since World War II.
PubPol 750

PubPol 750: Topics: Psychology of Climate Change

Kaitlin Raimi
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EST

Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.

PubPol 475

PubPol 475: Topics: Psychology of Climate Change

Kaitlin Raimi
Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2021
1:00-2:20 pm EST

Climate change often feels like a problem that our brains have been hardwired to ignore. Climate change is abstract and complex, making it hard for non-scientists (including policy-makers) to understand.

PUBPOL 750.008

PUBPOL 750.008: Topics: FinTech Entrepreneurship

Adrienne Harris
Wednesday
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Fall 2020
4:00-5:20 pm EST

Total global fintech investment increased from $50.8 billion in 2017 to a full $111.8 billion in 2018, according to KPMG?s The Pulse of Fintech, and there are no signs that growth in this sector will slow down.

PUBPOL 750.002

PUBPOL 750.002: Topics: FinTech Entrepreneurship

Adrienne Harris
Thursday
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Winter 2020
5:30-6:50 pm EST

Total global fintech investment increased from $50.8 billion in 2017 to a full $111.8 billion in 2018, according to KPMG?s The Pulse of Fintech, and there are no signs that growth in this sector will slow down.

pubpol 650

PUBPOL 650:Intro to Science & Technology Policy Analysis

Joy Rohde
Monday
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Winter 2020
8:30-11:20 am EST

Drawing on an interdisciplinary social science literature, this course introduces theories and methodologies for science and technology policy analysis and familiarizes students with the landscape of science and technology policymaking in the US a