Departments and Research Centers

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing Communication department 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

Marketing Communications Specialist, Office of Marketing & Communications
Madison Brow is our Marketing Communications Specialist, serving as project manager and consultant for design projects and lead for our brand, photography, and paid…

Rebecca A. Cohen

Senior Communications & Outreach Strategist, Office of Marketing & Communications
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,…

Katrina Hamann

DEI Marketing and Communications Specialist
Katrina (they/she) brings experience in community organizing and a dedication to developing accessible communication strategies to advance the Ford School's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.

Quanda Hunter

Director of Marketing & Communications, Office of Marketing & Communications
As Director of Marketing and Communications, Quanda oversees the advancement of the Ford School’s visibility and reputation. She leads a team that is responsible for the strategic planning, development, and execution of cross-platform marketing…

Chris Myers

Assistant Director of Digital Strategy, Office of Marketing & Communications
Digital project manager, social media whisperer, developer, educator, and advanced applications of technologies. I look for opportunities to apply technologies to increase communication, engagement, and distribution of information to provide better results for end users.

Joe Payovich

Web Developer, Office of Marketing & Communications
Joe Payovich is a web designer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where he supports the web and digital projects needs of the Education Policy Initiative, Program for Practical Policy Engagement, Poverty…

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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...

Archive: Planning process for "DEI 1.0" (2016-2021)

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...

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...


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