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Beth Chimera

Writing Instructor
Beth Chimera is a writing instructor at the Ford School. In addition to offering individual writing-center tutorial hours to graduate and undergraduate students, she teaches the "Introduction to Policy Writing" first-year graduate course and the…
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David Morse

Writing Instructor
David Morse is a writing instructor at the Ford School, where he teaches expository writing as well as undergraduate courses on lying and on utopianism. Before completing a master's degree in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, he edited…
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Alex L. Ralph

Writing Instructor
Alex L. Ralph is a writing instructor at the Ford School. Previous to the Ford School, he taught for over a decade in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the English Department at the University of Michigan. In 2009 he received the English…
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Molly Spencer

Writing Instructor
Molly Spencer is a writing instructor at the Ford School, and the author of two poetry collections, If the House (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) and Hinge (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020). An award-winning poet, essayist, and literary…
News

Watkins-Hayes earns ASA’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Jun 18, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and incoming associate dean for academic affairs, for receiving the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association....
News

Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
In the Media

Molly Spencer discusses poetry during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jan 18, 2021 Michigan Radio
While COVID-19 has made traditional forms of sharing poetry more difficult, Molly Spencer comments that "one of the gifts of this time, if we have to be in a time where we can't gather...the internet...has connected poets who otherwise wouldn't be...
State & Hill

Even so, the first bird

May 22, 2020
By Molly Spencer, writing instructor at the Ford School In the west, etched and bony light of moonset. East, warm breath of sun              fleshing the sky. Nothing will ever be as legible as these hills, still black with their faith...

New BA minor opens policy education to more U-M students

Dec 10, 2019
Starting fall 2020, the Ford School will offer University of Michigan undergraduates a 16-credit minor in public policy.  The minor will have a competitive application process that will go live in April 2020. The school expects to enroll around...

Workshop series helps Ford students with communication skills

Feb 21, 2019
Even the best policies still need to be communicated well in order to be effective. But what’s the best way to tell a story and make it part of the public conversation?Getting Stuff Done: Communications Skills Series is aimed at helping Ford School...

Bertram Askwith, a U-M friend, remembered

Jun 5, 2015
A former Michigan Daily editor, U-M alumnus Bert Askwith (AB '31) is pictured here attending the ceremony for the 2013 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, administered by U-M to honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age...