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

Cindy A. Bank

Associate Director, Program in Practical Policy Engagement
Prior to coming to the Ford School, Cindy spent more than 22 years in the University of Michigan's Washington DC office where she served as a liaison for the University with Congress, the Administration and national higher education associations on…
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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 Assistant, Program in Practical Policy Engagement
Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Assistant for the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E). Prior to joining the P3E team at the Ford School, Mariam worked in student services at the International Programs in Engineering at the College of…

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Vote early or on November 3 In our community dedicated to the public good, we believe that participating in democracy is an irreplaceable way to strengthen it. We welcome everyone in our community into that work, and we strongly encourage all...
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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...
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An idea whose time has come: practical engagement

Mar 25, 2019
Philip Power, class of 1960, served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1987 to 1999. Power, his parents, and his wife Kathy have supported the U-M Museum of Art, U-M Student Publications, the University Musical Society and the...

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...

Greetings from the Dean – Feed January 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019
The fall semester in Ann Arbor was a blur of activity, and the winter semester has started with a flurry of activity (and weather)! As 2018 drew to a close, so, too, did the University of Michigan’s Victors for Michigan campaign. Thanks to the...

Students Learn & Explore Careers in Detroit

Nov 16, 2018
MPP students got the opportunity to explore careers in Detroit over fall break through a trip sponsored by Graduate Career Services. On Tuesday, October 16, around 25 Ford School students gathered at the U-M Detroit Center, at the southwest corner...
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Local leaders offer advice, experience

Oct 24, 2018
An event at the Ford School, “Women Leading Local Government,” spotlighted women around the state of Michigan who are leading communities and developing policies. The interactive seminar allowed graduate and professional students a chance to...

Welcome, and welcome back, Fordies!

Sep 4, 2018
A letter from Dean Michael S. Barr to the Ford School community Dear friends, Good morning! I write with great excitement to greet and welcome our community as we officially launch the 2018-2019 academic year. To our new students, faculty,...

Greetings from the Dean - Feed June 2018

Jun 1, 2018
Dear friends:Greetings from beautiful springtime Ann Arbor! We’re feeling tremendous pride and excitement in our newest alumni (view videos from a beautiful Commencement Ceremony here), our growing faculty, and in our school’s momentum and bright...