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John R. Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
John R. Chamberlin is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation. He taught the core course "Values, Ethics,…
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Ranked-choice voting easier than everyday routines, says Chamberlin

Feb 2, 2021 NYCity Lens
"Think of [ranked-choice voting] like choosing items in everyday routines, like ordering a slice of pizza," said John Chamberlin, who specializes in voting systems.  "All it takes is a little planning before entering the voting booth. And sometimes...
State & Hill

The Ford School votes-and supports our electoral process

Dec 9, 2020
By Daniel Rivkin The frenzied political campaigns of 2020 are over, and President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office on January 20. With about 153 million votes estimated to have been cast, voter participation...
State & Hill

Faculty News fall 2020

Dec 9, 2020
Javed Ali organized a panel for New America on domestic terrorism. His new podcast, The Burn Bag, produced with two Ford School alumni, A'ndre Gonawela (BA ‘19) and Ryan Rosenthal (BA ‘19), has featured U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, General David...

Chamberlin on Michigan's lax charter school laws

Jun 23, 2014
"In September 2005, Emma Street Holdings bought property on Sibley road in Huron Township for $375,000. Six days later, Emma Street sold the parcel to Summit Academy North, a charter school, for $425,000." So begins Jennifer Dixon's Detroit Free...
State & Hill

John Chamberlin retires, talks making a living, and making a life

Apr 22, 2013
This Saturday, John Chamberlin will board a plane for Paris. He's gearing up for new adventures in retirement. Over the past four decades, he's taught more core courses than any other faculty member at the school, served as interim and associate...
State & Hill

Gerrymandering, then and now

Apr 26, 2012
It was the summer of 1971 when the first mandated round of redistricting was taking place across the nation. A series of Supreme Court decisions in the '60s had directed states to create new legislative districts every ten years to reflect...

Ford School celebrates 30 years of PPIA

Sep 8, 2011
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) program-a program designed to build diversity in public service.The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has proudly supported...
State & Hill

So What Does Somebody Do with a Bachelor's in Public Policy?

Apr 22, 2010
In the fall of 2007, the Ford School launched a bachelor's degree program in public policy. "One of the questions that has come up consistently—from the first time that we went public with this—is, 'So what does somebody do with a bachelor's in...