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Faculty by courtesy

Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Professor of Public Policy;
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 research and policy engagement. 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. Shaefer’s research on poverty and social welfare policy in the United States has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of public policy, social work, public health, health services research, and history.

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...
PUBPOL 746

PUBPOL 746.001: Social Welfare Policy

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

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
/
Winter 2016
4:00-5:30 pm EDT

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.