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Faculty by courtesy

Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Faculty Director for Educational Programs
Seefeldt’s primary research interests lie in exploring how low-income individuals understand their situations, particularly around issues related to work and economic well being. Currently, she is conducting research on families’ financial coping strategies and is a Principal Investigator of a survey examining the effects of the recession and recovery policies on individuals’ well being.
Core faculty

Luke Shaefer

Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy; Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement; Director, Poverty Solutions
Shaefer is associate dean for academic affairs. He serves as the inaugural director of Poverty Solutions, an interdisciplinary, presidential initiative at U-M that seeks to partner communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty.
In the Media

Cooney highlights impact of expired Child Tax Credit

Feb 1, 2022 CNN
With COVID-19 still affecting the economy and people's finances, experts have seen food hardship increase across the country recently, rising faster in households without children. Patrick Cooney, assistant director of the Detroit Partnership on...
In the Media

Lin fact-checks details of undocumented immigrants in U.S.

Jan 30, 2022 Lead Stories
Lead Stories, a fact-checking resource, featured Ann Chih Lin, associate professor of public policy, in one of their stories exploring how many undocumented immigrants are in the United States and what government services those immigrants can...
In the Media

Boost in SNAP benefits will help those most in need says Seefeldt

Sep 2, 2021 WXYZ Detroit
Starting Oct. 1, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be giving recipients a large increase in benefits that Kristin Seefeldt, associate professor of social work and public policy, says will help those most in need.  “We’ve...

Welcome Charlotte Cavaille to the Ford School family!

Feb 4, 2019
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is excited to announce the addition of Charlotte Cavaille to the faculty as an assistant professor this coming fall. Cavaille is currently an assistant professor at the School of Foreign Service at...
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Carolyn Barnes: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State

Oct 8, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Carolyn Barnes will discuss her book, “State of Empowerment: Low-income Families and the New Welfare State,” exploring how government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens.
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PUBPOL 746

PUBPOL 746.001: Social Welfare Policy

Luke Shaefer
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2017
4:00-5:30 pm EST

During the twentieth century, the U.S. both saw the development of a social welfare system to serve nonelderly families and a subsequent dramatic overhaul of the cash welfare part of that system.

PUBPOL 746

PUBPOL 746.001: Social Welfare Policy

Luke Shaefer
Monday, Wednesday
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Winter 2016
4:00-5:30 pm EST

During the twentieth century, the U.S. both saw the development of a social welfare system to serve nonelderly families and a subsequent dramatic overhaul of the cash welfare part of that system.