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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.
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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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PPIA innovates as it heads to its 40th year

Nov 9, 2020
The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is entering its 40th year after a summer of adjustment and innovation. The intensive seven-week summer program focuses on preparing diverse undergraduate students for...
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Spotlights – Spring 2020 State & Hill

May 22, 2020
All hands on deck Ford School faculty and research centers have been actively involved with the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Luke Shaefer is advising the state on how to reduce the impact on low-income families. Michael Barr, Betsey...

Gerber recognized for innovation in the classroom

Apr 29, 2019
Elisabeth Gerber, the Ford School’s associate dean for research and policy engagement, has earned a Teaching Innovation Prize for her development of ViewPoint. The simulation software enables educators to create a simulation activity in their...

Prepared to lead: Jeff S. Barnes (MPP '09)

May 12, 2012
It's a sure bet that running a political campaign isn't as difficult or dangerous as leading 500 soldiers into combat during two tours in Iraq. But when former army captain Jeff Barnes was offered the chance to join Rick Snyder's...
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Greetings from the Dean

Jan 26, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, First, I'm thrilled to report that the Ford School is featured in a new segment of Out of the Blue—now airing across the U.S. on the Big Ten Network. The program showcases the Ford School's highly-regarded "Applied Policy...
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Student work featured in episode of Out of the Blue

Jan 25, 2011
Professor Liz Gerber and students from the fall 2010 Applied Policy Seminar (now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC) hit national airwaves as their work was featured on Out of the Blue, a University of Michigan-produced television...
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Political novice leads "tough nerd" to victory

Dec 6, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP '09) had never run a political campaign before Michigan gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder promoted him to campaign manager in August. The choice made sense for Snyder, a technology entrepreneur running for his first public office....

Projects sought for revamped Applied Policy Seminar

Jun 11, 2010
This fall, the Ford School will launch an expanded version of a popular course, the Applied Policy Seminar (APS), now called Strategic Public Policy Consulting or SPPC. The SPPC enables our Master of Public Policy students to serve as consultants to...