Departments and Research Centers

Program in Practical Policy Engagement

The Practical Policy Engagement Program (P3E) is a university–wide resource housed at the Ford School where it can leverage existing expertise and interdisciplinary approaches to generate policy–relevant research, analysis and learning, as well as im

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Core faculty

Elisabeth R. Gerber

Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
Gerber’s research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, sustainable development, urban climate adaptation, transportation policy, community and economic development, local fiscal capacity, and local political accountability.
Staff

DeAndré J. Calvert

Community Engagement Manager, Program in Practical Policy Engagement
DeAndré helps connect students to non-profits, advocacy organizations, small businesses, and local government to foster engaged learning. He previously worked as a community leader in the city of Detroit in various positions including dispatcher for…
Staff

Mariam Negaran

Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator, Program in Practical Policy Engagement & Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Coordinator/Project Coordinator for the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP). Prior to joining the P3E and STPP teams at the Ford School,…
News

An assessment of Michigan's redistricting process

Dec 5, 2022
In the aftermath of the first election that used newly-drawn districts in Michigan, created by an independent citizen’s commission, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and the Program in Practical Policy Engagement hosted a Policy Talk to...
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The Last Word

May 31, 2022
As part of the Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP), a semester-long independent policy-based community project in Detroit, community engagement manager DeAndré J. Calvert and a team of Ford School students worked on digital access with the...
State & Hill

“More is more”

May 31, 2022
Michael S. Barr’s first term as dean By Laura K. Lee In October 2021, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved Provost Susan M. Collins’ recommendation to reappoint Michael S. Barr as Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Ford School...
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P3E mentors play a crucial role in student consulting course

Dec 7, 2021
Expert mentors are a distinguishing aspect of Professor Elisabeth Gerber’s Strategic Public Policy Consulting course. The consulting course gives graduate students the opportunity to help clients such as the Government Accountability Office (GAO),...
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Ford School research center websites get a fresh new look

Aug 27, 2021
Seven of the Ford School’s dynamic research centers have launched new websites. Building on the Ford School’s own modern web design and technical capabilities, the new websites convey the energy and innovation of each center. Participating research...
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Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
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Students support local organizations to improve equity

Aug 28, 2020
One element of the struggle for economic equity in Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) communities is the intentional denial of support networks that provide funding, customers, connections or other resources for businesses and...

Lowering national debt is as easy as 1, 2, $4.95 billion!

Sep 24, 2019
The U.S. national debt has reached the highest levels in history outside of a war or recession. At current spending rates, the national debt will reach a record high by 2034. Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid make up half of the federal...