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Emeritus faculty

Carl P. Simon

Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Mathematics; Professor of Complex Systems
Carl P. Simon is professor emeritus of mathematics, economics, complex systems, and public policy. He was the founding director of the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems and a former director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy…
Core faculty

Shobita Parthasarathy

Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program.
Parthasarathy's research focuses on the comparative and international politics and policy related to science and technology. She is interested in how to develop innovation, and innovation policy, to better achieve public interest and social justice goals. Much of her previous work has focused on the governance of emerging science and technology, particularly those that have uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications.
pubpol 650

PUBPOL 650:Intro to Science & Technology Policy Analysis

Joy Rohde
Monday
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Winter 2020
8:30-11:20 am EDT

Drawing on an interdisciplinary social science literature, this course introduces theories and methodologies for science and technology policy analysis and familiarizes students with the landscape of science and technology policymaking in the US a

PUBPOL 481

PUBPOL 481.001: Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Tuesday, Thursday
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Winter 2018
2:30-4:00 pm EDT

How should science and technology be used to solve social and policy problems? What values and assumptions underlie our current understandings of science and technology?

Growing civic-minded technologists

May 19, 2020
“This was a game-changer for us,” said Kwaku Osei, the CEO of Farmacy, a food app startup focused on user’s dietary needs. Osei was one of five social entrepreneurs of color in the Detroit metro area matched with Masters students from the Ford...

Regents approve reappointment of Dean Susan M. Collins

Sep 15, 2011
This afternoon, the University Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Susan M. Collins as Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy for a five year term, effective September 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017.In his announcement to the Ford...