Departments and Research Centers

Communications & Outreach

The Communications & Outreach Office is responsible for advancing the Ford School’s visibility and reputation with prospective students, alumni, academic and policy communities, and other audiences.

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Madison Brow

Social Media Specialist
Madison Brow is the Ford School's Social Media Specialist, managing our social media presence to over 19K followers and executing strategy with an emphasis on efforts related to admissions, digital fundraising, and…

Rebecca A. Cohen

Senior Communications & Outreach Strategist
As a Ford School alum (MPP ‘09), Rebecca has 15 years of experience in strategic communication, public policy analysis and advocacy, and strategy development with the public, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. Working with other departments,…

Laura K. Lee

Director of Communications and Outreach
An alum of the Ford School (MPP '96), Laura has over twenty years of experience in public sector and academic advocacy, strategic communications, and management. The team she leads is responsible for advancing the Ford School's visibility and…

Chris Myers

Assistant Director of Digital Strategy, Communications & Outreach

Nicholas A. Pfost

Marketing & Communications Specialist
A policy-trained communicator, Nick is our in-house designer and brand manager, advising on and executing the school's marketing initiatives by planning, designing, and producing accessible, persuasive, and high-quality strategic materials. 
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State & Hill magazine

State & Hill, the print magazine of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, is a bi-annual publication featuring stories about the school's students, alumni, and faculty. Feature articles vary in each issue, and generally highlight noteworthy...

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Announcing winter 2021 Ford School events

Dec 16, 2020
The Ford School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of winter ‘21 semester virtual events. We will be hosting distinguished faculty members, policymakers, and writers for events on topics ranging from energy policy and leadership, to racial...

Ford School launches new website

Aug 31, 2020
Just in time for the beginning of the fall 2020 semester, the Ford School launched its new website, providing the school with an inviting and modern look, a streamlined architecture, and a major technological upgrade.   “We wanted to have a site...

Maps & Directions

The Ford School is located at the southwestern corner of the University of Michigan's central campus, at the junction between State and Hill Streets. To find directions from your current location, use our mailing address: 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. For public transportation options, read on.

About the DEI strategic planning process

In September 2015, Dean Susan M. Collins officially launched the Ford School’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning initiative. The Ford School's five-year strategic plan was launched in October 2016, along with the University of...

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Research publications

The policy reports, briefs, working papers and other publications linked below bring the expertise of the Ford School's faculty, research centers, and their affiliates to bear on today's policy challenges--delivering insights, findings, and recommendations from the school's leading academic researchers.


Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Joan and Sanford Weill Hall opened in August 2006. The 85,000-square-foot building on the northeast corner of State and Hill streets offers state-of-the-art classrooms, event spaces, and comfortable niches...

International Economic Development Program (IEDP)

The International Economic Development Program (IEDP) was established in 1999 by the International Policy Student Association (IPSA) with support and strategic guidance from the late Professor Katherine Terrell. It is a three-credit academic program...