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Dustin Castro

Associate Director, Recruiting and Admissions
Dustin Castro is the Associate Director for Recruiting and Admissions at the Ford School. Dustin oversees the recruitment and admissions processes for the Ford School undergraduate and master's programs. He also serves as the admissions…

Logan Corey

Senior recruiting coordinator
Logan Corey is the Senior Recruiting Coordinator at the Ford School. Logan previously worked with The Residential College, housed within The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at UM. While Logan held a few different roles within the RC over…

Amy Flanagan

Academic Advisor
Amy Flanagan is an Academic Advisor at the Ford School. In her role, Amy advises current BA students and Minor students on understanding and meeting program requirements. She provides administrative support for the BA program and to the BA program…

Susan Guindi

Director, Student and Academic Services
As Director of Student and Academic Services, Susan will oversee admissions, academic advising, fellowships/funding, and the Registrar. In addition, as a member of the Dean's management team, she will help provide strategic leadership. Susan will…

Katie Hall

Administrative Assistant, Student & Academic Services
Katie Hall is an administrative assistant for Student & Academic Services at the Ford School. Prior to joining the Ford School, Katie served as the navigation desk coordinator at LSA Technology Services. She is a graduate of the University of…

Jordan Long

Academic Advisor, Student & Academic Services

Patrick Lyall

Registrar, Office of Student & Academic Services
Patrick Lyall is the registrar at the Ford…

Zach Marentay

Admissions Officer, Student & Academic Services
Zach Marentay is an admissions officer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He previously worked at the U-M School of Information as a recruiting and admissions coordinator and, before that, he worked at the U-M…

Gail Tien

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Services

Get to know us!

The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good.We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our...

Master's Programs

Why choose the Ford School? We are a top-ranked policy school located within one of the world’s premier research universities—in one of America’s best college towns. Our rigorous curriculum prepares graduates to shape policies that affect their...


We're delighted that you're interested in the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan! Expect to hear from us. We'll be reaching out in the coming weeks and months to share information about our top-notch master's programs; how...

What's next?

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aidLook for an email from our Student & Academic services team on March 11 with admissions and funding details. Apply to the fellowships below—see links for details and eligibility.Weiser...

Global Fordies

 International students thrive at the University of MichiganFord School master's students come from about a dozen countries and make up nearly twenty percent of the cohort. Campus-wide, the broader university attracts students from 130+ countries,...

Welcome and orientation activities

Even before you arrive in Ann Arbor this fall, you will have an opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.We'll make more information, updates, and a detailed fall welcome...

Undergraduate BA major and minor in public policy

Why choose the Ford School? We face unprecedented, complex public challenges—inequality, climate change, access to education, refugee crises, and so much more. Our world needs the efforts of an energetic, committed, creative generation—prepared...

Admitted student activities

There are a variety of opportunities for you to spend time with and get to know members of the Ford School community. Visit us in Ann Arbor for Spring Preview Day, have coffee with our alumni, connect with current students, and attend our Future...

Future Fordies

Welcome to a community dedicated to the public good.We selected you from among a talented, accomplished group of applicants because of your academic and professional achievements and the potential you’ve demonstrated for forging a career of...

The Ford School difference

The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our...

Student life

The Ford School community From the day you enroll, you’re part of a great community—close-knit, engaged, and active while in school, and well-connected, involved, and committed long after graduation. With approximately 110 MPP students, 25 MPA...

Programs & Courses

Situated in one of America's great public universities, the Ford School is large enough to satisfy diverse intellectual and policy interests—and small enough to offer a warm, supportive, inclusive educational community. The Ford School is a...

Spring Preview Day 2024

Apr 5, 2024, All Day
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall
Spring Preview is designed to help admitted master's students get to know our faculty, staff, current students—and each other!

Ford School BA Student Panel Session

Jan 31, 2024, 5:30-6:30 pm EST
*This event has been moved from in-person to Zoom as of 1/30/24*Are you considering an undergraduate degree in public policy? Join us for an opportunity to connect with current Ford School BA students!