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stablished in 1914, the Ford School remains known for the strengths that have marked our reputation for decades: the excellence of our faculty; the rm grounding of our degree programs in social science research and quantitative analysis; the vitality of our research centers; and our strong connections with scholars, programs, and opportunities from all parts of the worldclass University of Michigan. We are proud to be a small, collegial community, a school where students matter. We are committed to tackling the critical policy challenges facing our cities and our nations. Our shared passion for public service is evident in the real-world policy issues woven through our curriculum, in our research and its application to public policy, and in the careers of leadership and impact forged by our alumni. For those eager to leadeager to nd solutionswe offer a rigorous, interdisciplinary, applied professional education. We welcome your interest.

DEAN SUSAN M. COLLINS

Susan M. Collins is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics Research: international economics including issues in both macroeconomics and trade; economic growth in developed and developing countries, including China and India; external imbalances; and international economic integration. Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Vice President of the Executive Committee, Association of Professional Schools of International A airs (APSIA); Senior sta economist on the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers, 198990.

he Ford Schools well-deserved reputation is for expertise in multiple policy areas, in both domestic and international issues. I didnt arrive knowing which policy issues I would pursue, but I was able to explore and take classes that interested me. Coming to the Ford School, I joined a small, close-knit graduate program with all the resources of a large university. FAROUK OP HASO (MPP 06 )

WHAT W ILL YO U DO WITH YOUR FO R D SCHOOL DEG RE E ?

ord School MPP/MPA alumni are managing multi-million dollar support programs for farmers in Afghanistan. Theyre participating in crisis management deliberations at the Federal Reserve Bank. Theyre directing successful gubernatorial political campaigns. Theyre improving health policy in East Africa. And theyre leading regional land and water conservation efforts in the Mid-Atlantic. Students who choose the Ford School are passionately interested in public affairs. They want to help shape the public decisions that affect their neighborhoods, their countries, and people around the globe. Armed with a professional policy education from the University of Michigan, our alums get the details right and they leadthey analyze problems, seek solutions, collaborate for change, and advocate for more effective public policies.

Farouk is a senior program examiner at the White House O ce of Management and Budget, with responsibility for analyzing and recommending Department of Defense funding levels to senior White House o cials. Farouk led a team of forty in the production of DoDs overall budget for scal year 2012.

DEGREES OFFERED BY THE FORD SCHOOL MPP: Two-year Master of Public Policy MPA: One-year mid-career Master of Public Administration Dual masters degrees with other U-M schools and departments, including Law, Business, and Education Joint PhDs in Public Policy with Economics, Sociology, or Political Science Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy

CORE MPP COURSES The Politics of Public Policy (PubPol 510) Calculus (PubPol 513) Statistics (PubPol 529) Microeconomics A (PubPol 555) AND Microeconomics B (PubPol 558) Values, Ethics, and Public Policy (PubPol 580) Public Management (PubPol 587) Integrated Policy Exercise (PubPol 638) Quantitative Methods of Program Evaluation (PubPol 639) OR Econometrics (PubPol 571)

After completing a Karpatkin Racial Justice Fellowship with the ACLU, Taurean will join the Navy JAG Corps. As a Ford School student, Taurean founded Public Policy Connects, a program that introduces high school students from diverse backgrounds to the eld of public policy.

he Ford School cultivates the entire studentfrom providing exceptional academics to promoting extracurricular interests and supporting professional pursuits. The coursework gave me an analytic framework for understanding the political environment and policy implications of legal practice, which are essential to the impact litigation Ill be working on at the ACLU. The coursework also equipped me with key professional skills in management, teamwork, and presentation. TAUR E AN BROWN (MP P/ JD 11)

T HE CU R RI CU LU M
Our masters level curriculum trains students with a broad range of interests for a wide set of jobs, providing a toolbox of research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas. Core courses develop a foundation of skills, knowledge, and concepts in economics, statistics, political analysis, ethics, and public management. All students receive serious quantitative training in data analysis and program evaluation, moving as a cohort through a carefully sequenced set of courses. Students then have tremendous exibility in choosing from advanced classes in social policy, international trade, education, national security, human rights, politics, and more. They combine their policy courses with electives from elsewhere around the U-M, including its 18 professional schoolssuch as law, business, education, and urban planningor one of the top-ranked social science departments. Students apply what theyve learned in the classroom, gaining hands-on, practical policy experience. We require a policy-related summer internship, and students are encouraged to take an Applied Policy Seminar, enabling them to do real-world policy consulting with classmates under faculty supervision. 2011 MPP/MPA Class Prole Incoming class size: 110 Average age: 27 Age range: 2241 Non-U.S.: 23% Students of color (U.S. only): 30% Female: 55% Male: 45% Countries of origin: 13

There may be no greater honor than to have a school bear your name. Such recognition means all the more when it comes from an institution that you love, and when it is dedicatednot to me personallybut to the cause of public service to which I have devoted most of my life.
GERALD R. FORD
19132006 On the occasion of the dedication of Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, October 13, 2006 38th President of the United States; AB 35 and HLLD 74, University of Michigan

ur MPP/MPA training is characterized by rigor and by relevance. All students gain the quantitative tools to evaluate policies and measure impact. And were consistently mindful of the real world: students learn how to size up a political environment, operate e ectively within an organization, communicate persuasivelythey learn how to move policy. S USAN DY NAR S K I

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A S M AL L COM M U NI T Y WITH B IG R E S OU RCE S


Situated at one of Americas great public universities but with just around 110 masters students matriculated each year, the Ford School is large enough to provide a wide diversity of intellectual and political interests, but small enough to offer a warm, collegial educational community. Our student groups are active; they join students with shared interests, lead school-wide public service initiatives, host speakers, and provide opportunities for leadership. Ford School students have ready access to the intellectual, cultural, and social resources of the University of Michigan and of Ann Arbora livable, vibrant college town with a rich cultural life. The Ford School makes the U-M a destination for distinguished policymakers, often hosted by our dynamic research centers and programs: the National Poverty Center; the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy; the Science and Technology in Public Policy Program; the International Policy Center; and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies. Visitors give public lectures, teach a course, or meet with small groups of students to discuss substantive and career-related issues.

Professor Dynarskis research suggested that the length and complexity of the federal student aid application form, FAFSA, deterred students from low-income households from seeking a college education. She worked for ve years with legislators, analysts, and nancial aid administrators to simplify the process. Data from IRS tax returns is now inserted automatically into a students online FAFSA application, reducing the paperwork burden on parents and families. Dynarski continues to work to simplify the college nancial aid application process. Courses taught: Quantitative Methods of Program Evaluation (PubPol 639) and Causal Inference in Education Research (PubPol 820)

THE FORD S CHOOL FACULT Y


The Ford School is home to an interdisciplinary group of faculty who meet the criteria of academic excellence in the social science disciplines, who are enthusiastic teachers and mentors, and who engage with policymakers around key public issues. Their broad research interests are demonstrated by the wide range of units with which they hold joint appointmentsincluding economics, political science, sociology, history, math, business, social work, education, natural resources, information, and urban planning.

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We welcome your questions. Please nd us at a graduate fair, come to Ann Arbor for a visitation day, call, or write. Details online: www.fordschool.umich.edu/prospective/ admit_rep.php. international applicantsare awarded with admission. In previous years, about 60% of each entering class received some level of fellowship support. Ford School students have also been successful seeking university fellowships, graduate student instructor positions (teaching assistants), and research assistantships. The University of Michigan provides need-based nancial support in the form of subsidized loans and work-study funding. Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091 734 764 3490 734 763 9181 fax Student and Academic Services: 734 764 0453 Graduate Career Services: 734 615 9557 Development: 734 615 3892 Alumni Relations: 734 615 5760 Communications and Outreach: 734 615 3893
Regents of the University of Michigan Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor Laurence B. Deitch, Bingham Farms Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mary Sue Coleman (ex ofcio) 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan A Non-discriminatory, Afrmative Action Employer

Admissions overview
The Ford School seeks MPP/MPA applicants from a diversity of academic and professional backgrounds. We emphasize the applicants academic performance as an undergraduate, demonstrated commitment to public policy, and potential for graduate studies as evidenced by the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); the applicants statement of purpose; relevant work experience; the range of courses taken; and faculty and employer evaluations.

Joint PhD program


Applicants to our joint PhD program submit an application directly to the Ford School. We ensure that the relevant department reviews the application (Economics, Sociology, or Political Science).

Fellowships and nancial assistance


The Ford School offers nancial assistance through merit-based fellowships. These fellowshipsavailable to both domestic and

Application deadlines for graduate programs


December 15: PhD program January 15: MPP and MPA programs

I N T E R D I S C I P L I N A RY AC A D E M I C S AND DUAL DEGREES

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Brendan manages conservation projects throughout the 9-county Bay Area for the Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation group. He creates parkspurchasing open space from the private market and conveying that land into public or non-prot ownership for long-term stewardship.

knowledge, skills, language, and connections. I believe the policy degree is most powerful when layered atop a specialty, and Michigan uniquely enables students to build a specialty by easily taking courses in other colleges and pursuing a dual degree or certicate program.
BRENDAN MORIART Y (MPP/MUP 09)

y dual degree with Urban Planning gave me exposure to students and professors with very di erent

A F I R ST-R ATE PO LICY SCHO O L , A WORLD - CL A SS UNIV E RSIT Y

he Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is a top-ranked policy school located within one of the worlds premier research universities.

The University of Michigan is home to eighteen graduate schools and colleges; highly-ranked professional schools in Law, Business, Social Work, Public Health, Education, Urban Planning, and more; and world-class academic departments and international area studies centers. Ford School students have easy access to the full range of the University of Michigans intellectual, cultural, and social resources. Low administrative boundaries between schools and units reect the U-Ms longstanding commitment to interdisciplinary education and as a result, students can easily select coursework from across campus.

ACCE SS
The Ford School and the University of Michigan are a destination for distinguished policymakers, leaders, and advocates.

economics and quantitative analysis. I started as an MPP student, unexpectedly discovered an interest in economic policy, and ended up getting my MBA too. At the Ford School, you can develop your interests while getting a rst-rate education.
S USAN MC L AUG HLIN (MP P/MB A 93) As senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Susan McLaughlin serves as a senior policy advisor for the Markets Group, and is currently also serving as the FRBNYs senior liaison to the industry Task Force on Tri-party Repo market reform.

aving been a humanities major in college, Michigan was the right place for me, given its generalist orientation and focus on

About 30% of Ford School masters students pursue dual degrees while on campus. And even for non-dual degree MPP students, fully one-quarter of Ford School credits can be taken outside of the school. Not sure whether a dual degree is in your future? No need to decide before coming to Michigan; our students can apply to other schools after enrollment at the Ford School. The application process is straightforward and our academic advisors are here to help.

E S TAB L IS H E D D UAL D EG R E E PROG R AM S


Formal dual degree programs enable students to complete work on two degrees simultaneously: Asian Studies: China (MPP/AM) Asian Studies: Southeast Asia (MPP/AM) Business Administration and Public Policy (MPP/MBA) Higher Education and Public Policy (MPP/MA) Information and Public Policy (MPP/MSI) Law and Public Policy (MPP/JD) Medicine (MPP/MD) Public Health and Public Policy (MPP/MPH or MPP/MHSA) Russian and East European Studies and Public Policy (MPP/MA) In addition, students often create individualized dual degrees with Social Work (MPP/MSW), Urban Planning (MPP/MUP), Natural Resources and Environment (MPP/MS), Applied Economics (MPP/MAE), and others.

ou cannot solve any of todays major policy problems with one

discipline alone. To say something is a purely technical, economic, social, or political problem is to spoil the solution before you have even tried to solve the problem. Our students are encouraged to integrate the perspectives of multiple disciplines into their work.

S H OBI TA PARTH A SAR ATH Y Associate Professor of Public Policy

Professor Parthasarathy works in the area of science and technology policy, integrat-

CE RTIF IC ATE S
The U-M hosts a wide variety of non-degree certicate programs that can enhance a graduate degree. Among those our students have pursued in recent years: The Graduate Certicate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP)an innovative program housed at the Ford School Real Estate Development Latin American and Caribbean Studies Womens Studies Survey Methodology

ing comparative and international perspectives. Her research program focuses on analyzing the governance challenges posed by science and technology, particularly in new and transformative areas that have uncertain social, ethical, legal, political, environmental, and health implications. Courses taught: The Politics of Public Policy (PubPol 510), Introduction to Science and Technology Policy Analysis (PubPol 650), and Genetics and Biotechnology Policy (PubPol 759)

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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091 734 764 3490 734 763 9181 fax Student and Academic Services: 734 764 0453 Graduate Career Services: 734 615 9557 Development: 734 615 3892 Alumni Relations: 734 615 5760 Communications and Outreach: 734 615 3893

Regents of the University of Michigan Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor Laurence B. Deitch, Bingham Farms Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mary Sue Coleman (ex ofcio) 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan A Non-discriminatory, Afrmative Action Employer

AN APPLIED APPROACH T O P O L I C Y E D U C AT I O N

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As a Commissioned O cer in the U.S. Army, Je led 500 soldiers during two combat tours in Iraq and a tour in the Balkans. After graduation from the Ford School, Je served as Policy Director, Operations Director, and nally Campaign Manager for Rick Snyders successful gubernatorial campaign. Je is now Deputy Director of Strategy for Michigan Governor Snyder.

peers who approached each other as colleagues, not competitors; and opportunities to try out what I was learning in the classroom. I interned at the White House, participating in policy development within the Executive O ce. And the Applied Policy Seminar was a tremendous experiencethe chance to consult on a policy question with a real client.
JEFF S. BARNE S (MPP 09)

eturning to school after service in Iraq, I found a faculty and sta committed to my success;

AN AP P L IE D A PPROACH
hether your policy interests lie in Detroitdescribed by some as one of the great urban renewal testing grounds in the worldin Beijing, or some point between, at the Ford School youll gain the real-world policy experience and the professional skills needed to make an immediate impact.

R EQ U I R ED INTE RNSHIP: PO LICY AT WO RK


Our MPP curriculum requires a policy-related internship, completed in the summer following the rst year of coursework. The internship gives students the chance to apply what they have learned in the classroom to signicant problems in the public, private, or non-prot sectors and to enhance skills in areas of professional interest. Ford School students secure internships with an incredibly wide range of domestic and international employers, including all levels of government, nancial institutions, think tanks and research centers, private sector companies, non-prot organizations, and NGOs.

Internships by Location
Washington DC 34% International 26% Michigan 11% U.S. Other 11% Chicago 6% California 6% New York 6%

Internships by Sector
Federal Government 30% State Government 4% Local Government 7% Foreign Government 2% Multilateral Organization 6% NFP/NGO 45% Private 6%

Professor Ciorciaris interests include international law, politics, and international nance. In addition to his academic training in political science, Ciorciari has a law degree from Harvard. Since 1999, he has been a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes historical memory and justice for the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime. His book, The Limits of Alignment:

Southeast Asia and the Great Pow-

t the Ford School, we emphasize the professional skills that help translate sound policy analysis into constructive policy change. Our curriculum prioritizes teamwork, communication, and interaction with practitioners. Each year, teams of Ford School students travel around the state, country, and world to engage and advise policymakers on a wide range of issuesfrom urban planning in Michigan to micronance in the Philippines. They leave Ann Arbor ready to make a real, positive impact. J O H N D. C I O RC I A RI
A S S IS TAN T P ROFE S S OR OF P UBL I C PO LI C Y

ers since 1975, investigates the power


alignments of small and middle states in Southeast Asia. From 2004-07, he served as a policy o cial in the U.S. Treasury Departments O ce of International A airs. Ciorciari teaches the graduate courses Values, Ethics, and Public Policy (PubPol 580); and Peace-building: Law, Diplomacy, and the Transition from Conict (PubPol 621).

AP P L IE D L E AR NI NG FO R CR E D I T
Our Applied Policy Seminar is a graduate course that engages students in a supervised consulting project with a real-world client. Teams of 36 students work with a faculty coordinator and client representative to develop a project work plan, collect relevant materials and information, conduct research and analysis, prepare a written report, and present ndings and recommendations to the client. Clients have included Direct Relief International, Amnesty International USA, Focus: Hope, and the Government Accountability Ofce. Other for-credit opportunities to engage in real-world policy issues include Introduction to Chinese Policy (PubPol 716), a course that starts with classroom education and ends with a trip to Beijing, and Economic and Social Policies in a Selected Emerging Market Economy (PubPol 674), in which

students and faculty learn about a developing country then take a study trip there to meet with policymakers, members of civil society, foreign development agencies, and university students. Destinations have included Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Jordan, Morocco, the Philippines, and Senegal.

PROF E S S IONAL S K I L L S: PR E PARE D TO M A K E AN IM M E D I ATE I MPACT


The Ford School environment gives MPP/MPA students the professional capabilities needed for a successful policy career:
ANALYTICAL SKILLS: Required quantitative coursework in data

analysis and program evaluation; a core class that teaches strategies for analyzing and dealing effectively within complex political environments; and another that explores the ethical dimensions of policy analysis and management.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: A core class focuses on the

management and negotiation skills needed for effective public sector leadership. Students play an active role in the school, leading student organizations, serving on school-wide committees, reaching out to prospective students, and organizing public service.
WRITING AND PRESENTATIONS: Tutorials, workshops, coursework,

and a well-staffed writing center develop the professional skills and software savvy needed to persuasively articulate public policy positions via written and oral presentations.
WORKING WITH DIVERSITY: The University of Michigans long-

standing commitment to diversity ensures a learning environment comprised of students, faculty, and staff with different backgrounds and a wide range of experiencesproducing graduates equipped to lead.
COLLABORATION: Our coursework fosters a collaborative spirit

among our students, emphasizing team-based projects and teaching students the value of cooperation and a shared commitment to success.

P OL I CY S IMU L ATIO NS
Each year, all MPP students participate in a 3-day simulation known as the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE), which tests their ability to make sound, responsible decisions under real-world time constraints and pressures. The annual IPE alternates between issues of domestic and international signicance. Topics have included an Iranian nuclear crisis, urban revitalization, reform of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, and immigration reform. For the past three years, the Central Intelligence Agency has invited our students and faculty to participate in a simulation involving a threat to U.S. national securityan abbreviated version of the training that all Directorate of Intelligence analysts must undergo.

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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091 734 764 3490 734 763 9181 fax Student and Academic Services: 734 764 0453 Graduate Career Services: 734 615 9557 Development: 734 615 3892 Alumni Relations: 734 615 5760 Communications and Outreach: 734 615 3893

Regents of the University of Michigan Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor Laurence B. Deitch, Bingham Farms Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mary Sue Coleman (ex ofcio) 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan A Non-discriminatory, Afrmative Action Employer

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Bulbul is an international development consultant, currently based in Boston. She recently spent several years at The Asia Foundation helping design, monitor, and report on development programs throughout the Asia-Pacic region, from economic development to womens empowerment, elections to environment. Prior to that, Bulbul served as a Presidential Management Fellow at USAID.

to professors to the seminars and events that complement the coursework. I was also able to apply theories of international development policy to real-world challenges through our school-wide exercise on AIDS medicines; our course and trip to Morocco; and my internship in Geneva with the O ce of the U.S. Trade Representative.
BULBUL GUPTA (MPP 04)

he wealth of international resources at the Ford School and U-M are amazing, from ready access

A W E ALT H O F INTE RNATIO NA L RE SO URCE S


ith a longstanding reputation for providing a rigorous professional education to leaders in public policy analysis and public management, the Ford School and the University of Michigan offer a rich and diverse set of academic and research resources to graduate students seeking careers dedicated to cross-national and international issues.
THE CURRICULUM

Our core courses lay the analytical groundwork necessary to understand international affairs, institutions, economic systems, and politics. Advanced electives include classes on international trade, human rights, economic development, national security, and diplomacy.
FACULTY RESOURCES

speakers to campus for lectures and student discussions, and serves as a hub for international studies at the school Service ofcer who is available to students
A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY

Fully 25% of the Ford Schools graduate student body comes from abroad. Last years incoming class included mid-career government ofcials as well as Fulbright scholars and Ford Foundation Fellows from Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and Uganda.
WORK AND STUDY ABROAD

A growing number of students gain practical international experience through their required summer internship. Around 25% intern outside of the U.S. each year in organizations such as the International Organization for Migration, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development,

the World Bank, and Innovations for Poverty Action; another 20% intern with a U.S.-based organization that deals with international issues. Two courses offer students the chance to travel abroad: Introduction to Chinese Policy (PubPol 716) is a course that starts with classroom education and ends with a trip to Beijing. For the annual Economic and Social Policies in a Selected Emerging Market Economy, IEDP (PubPol 674) trip, students and faculty learn about a developing country then travel there to meet with policymakers, members of civil society, foreign development agencies, and university students. Destinations have included Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Jordan, Morocco, the Philippines, and Senegal.

G LOB AL MICHIG AN
The University of Michigan: Area Studies Centers and Programs, which provide classes, research opportunities, and events focused on specic regions of the world. The Centers are housed under the International Institute, also a source of scholarships and funding for international internships. European Union Center of Excellence, making Ann Arbor one of the premier places to study and learn about modern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and the European Union nearly fty languages (full-time Ford School students can take undergraduate language classes without charge) world-class professional schools, including Business and Law, giving Ford School students access to outstanding international coursework in many disciplines More: www.globalportal.umich.edu

RO BE RT A X ELROD
Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan; Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Professor Axelrod is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation, including work on issues highly relevant to international diplomatic negotiations. His books include Harnessing Complexity (with Michael D. Cohen), Conict of Interest, The StrucAmong his honors and awards are membership in the National Academy of Sciences, a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences for an outstanding contribution to science, the National Academy of Sciences Award for Behavioral Research Relevant to the Prevention of Nuclear War, the U-M Regents Award for Distinguished Public Service, and the 2011 Charles E. Merriam Award from the American Political Science Association.

ture of Decision, The Evolution of Cooperation,


and The Complexity of Cooperation. Axelrods research has implications for an enormous range of issues, from the IsraeliPalestinian conict to the ght against cancer, and he has consulted and lectured for the United Nations, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Defense, among other organizations.

FACULT Y W I T H AN I N T ERN AT I O N AL FOCUS


Robert Axelrod: international security, formal models, complex adaptive systems John D. Ciorciari: international politics, law, and nance, particularly in Asia Susan M. Collins: international economics, growth experiences in developed and developing countries, international economic integration. Dean, Ford School. Alan V. Deardor : international trade and trade policy, Michigan Model of World Production and Trade. Associate Dean, Ford School. Kathryn M. Dominguez: international nancial markets, macroeconomics, foreign exchange rate behavior Mel Levitsky: retired Career Minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador to Brazil, 199498. Member of the U.N. International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Sharon Maccini: econometric evaluation of public health policies in developing countries Shobita Parthasarathy: comparative politics, science, technology, and health policy, particularly in the U.S., Europe, and India Philip B.K. Potter: interdependence and international conict, transnational terrorism, public opinion and media Jan Svejnar: economic development and transition, labor economics, entrepreneurship, and behavior of the rm. Director of the Ford Schools International Policy Center. Susan E. Waltz: international policy issues related to human rights, human security, and the small arms trade Marina v.N. Whitman: international trade and investment, changing relationships between rms and their constituencies, and current issues in corporate governance and social responsibility Dean Yang: international migration and remittances, micronance, international trade, health and development, crime and corruption, disasters and risk

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Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan Joan and Sanford Weill Hall 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091 734 764 3490 734 763 9181 fax Student and Academic Services: 734 764 0453 Graduate Career Services: 734 615 9557 Development: 734 615 3892 Alumni Relations: 734 615 5760 Communications and Outreach: 734 615 3893

Regents of the University of Michigan Julia Donovan Darlow, Ann Arbor Laurence B. Deitch, Bingham Farms Denise Ilitch, Bingham Farms Olivia P. Maynard, Goodrich Andrea Fischer Newman, Ann Arbor Andrew C. Richner, Grosse Pointe Park S. Martin Taylor, Grosse Pointe Farms Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor Mary Sue Coleman (ex ofcio) 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan A Non-discriminatory, Afrmative Action Employer

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Services. From preparing my resume to aligning the internship with my career goals, the sta worked side by side with me. Now, Im part of an alumni community that is committed to staying engaged with current students. Career Services makes that engagement easy and rewarding, whether it is hosting summer interns or hiring quality graduates at my place of work, or coming back to speak with students about careers in international development and philanthropy. ANNIE M A X WELL (MPP 02)

s a student I interned with the Gates Foundation, thanks to incredible support from Graduate Career

Annie is the Chief Operating Officer of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Previously, she worked in the Office of Vice President Biden as a White House Fellow. From 2002 to 2009, Annie was with Direct Relief International, which provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people affected by poverty or disaster.

T H E FOR D S C HO O L D I F F ER ENCE

well-resourced and strategic Graduate Career Services department, a deeply committed alumni base, and faculty with real-world policy connections

the Ford School difference is in the emphasis we place on providing professional, personalized, and supportive career services to all of our MPP/MPA students.

was the rst Ford School alum to go to work with LMI Consulting. Now, Im in the role of recruiting top candidates from policy programs around the country, and the Ford School is a key recruiting stop for us. Students graduate with strong quantitative skills, writing ability, and teamwork. As a result, weve hired several fellow alums to join us and well continue to seek talent in Ann Arbor. CL AUDIA MUOZ (MPP 09)

INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION

Professional career counselors work closely with each Ford School student to clarify career goals, identify internship opportunities, and create an individualized action plan.

A consultant with LMI Government Consulting, Claudia Muoz works from the Pentagon as Deputy Director of the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program, which sends civilians to aid Afghan defense o cials.

IN FO R M AT I O N
Career panels and programs, print and web resources, individual career counseling, and career podcasts

CONNECTIONS
Well-established employer networks; in-person and video-conferenced links to policy employers, distinguished visitors, and an active, engaged alumni network

POST-GRADUATION EMPLOYMENT FOR MPP CL ASSES 20062010


Federal Government 23% State Government 5% Local Government 7% Foreign Government 8% Multilateral Organization 2% NFP/NGO 30% Consulting 11% Law Firms 2% Private 12%

EMPLOYER OUTREACH & ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT

We actively engage our alumni and other employers in the U.S. and abroad to build professional connections with the Ford School. As a result, we have an extensive network of agencies and organizations eager to recruit students as interns and employees.
FUNDING SUPPORT FOR STUDENT INTERNSHIPS

fter 35 years in public service, I consider career-related mentoring and advising of students to be one of the most important benets I bring to the Ford School . . . and I spend many hours doing this in class, in o ce hours, and in my work with Graduate Career Services.
AMBASSADOR MELV YN LEVITSKY
(retired)

Signicant alumni and donor funding support is available to offset the cost of pursuing low or unpaid internships. In addition, established and fully-funded partnerships give Ford School students direct access to highly selective internships in key organizations such as: International Organization for Migration, Geneva; Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara; The Asia Foundation, Manila; and more.
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky is Professor of International Policy and Practice at the Ford School. During his distinguished career as a U.S. Foreign Service O cer, Levitskys posts included Ambassador to Brazil and Ambassador to Bulgaria. He is an elected member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Levitsky teaches the graduate courses Issues in U.S. National Security (PubPol 766) and Global Issues: Drugs, Crime, and Terrorism (PubPol 763).

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Center on Budget & Policy Priorities Washington, DC CIVICUS Civil Society Index, Johannesburg, South Africa Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit, MI Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara, CA Education Pioneers, Chicago, IL Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin, Germany Mercy Corps, Washington, DC National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Education Division, Washington, DC Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA Vera Institute of Justice, New York, NY Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA

Multilateral Organizations
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he faculty of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy are an interdisciplinary group who meet the criteria of academic excellence

in the social science disciplines, are enthusiastic teachers and mentors, and take seriously the implications of their work for policy problems. Their broad research interests are demonstrated by the wide range of units with which they hold joint appointments including economics, political science, sociology, history, math, business, social work, education, natural resources, information, and urban planning. For more information on each faculty member, please visit us online: www.fordschool.umich.edu.

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JACOB AVERY is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy at the National Poverty Center at the Ford School. His research interests include urban poverty, social service provision, culture, and eldwork methods. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation research was an ethnographic account of street life in Atlantic City, NJ. Specically, he examined how a network of chronically homeless and chemically addicted individuals experienced their precarious condition on a daily basis; and how/why they subsist without aid from formal systems of support. While at Michigan, he will develop his dissertation research into a book manuscript. During Fall 2012, he will begin his appointment as assistant professor of sociology at the University of California Irvine. ROBERT A XEL ROD is the Walgreen Professor for the Study of Human Understanding at the University of Michigan. He has appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Ford School of Public Policy. His areas of specialization include international security, formal models, and complex adaptive systems. Bobs books include Harnessing Complexity (with Michael D. Cohen), Conict of Interest, The Structure of Decision, The Evolution of Cooperation, and The Complexity of Cooperation. His work focuses on questions of how patterns of social behavior emerge. He draws on the current research in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, psychology, and computer science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and former President of the American Political Science Association. He is also the winner of several national awards and was named a MacArthur Prize Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received his PhD from Yale University. PAUL A C A PRONI is a Lecturer at the Ford School of Public Policy and at the Ross School of Business. In addition to her teaching, she is the Director of the Day MBA program and the Professional Development Coach for the Executive MBA Program. She has taught Executive Education courses in the U.S., Hong Kong, Malaysia, Manila, Shanghai, and Vietnam, as well as Ross Global MBA programs in Hong Kong, Brazil, and South Korea. In 2008, Caproni received the Victor L. Bernard Teaching Leadership Award for outstanding contributions in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, and team development. Her book, Management Skills for Everyday Life: The Practical Coach, is in its third edition. At the Ford School, Caproni teaches the professional development class. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. JOHN R . CHAMBERL IN is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, nonprot management, and methods of election and representation. He teaches the core course Values, Ethics, and Public Policy at the Ford School. He was the Director of the Ford Schools BA in Public Policy program from 200711 and the Director of U-Ms Center for Ethics in Public Life from 200811. John has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in Decision Sciences from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

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JOHN D. CIORCIA RI is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. His interests include international

law and politics, particularly in the Asia-Pacic region. He is the author of The Limits of Alignment: Southeast Asia and the Great Powers since 1975 (Georgetown University Press, 2010). His current research projects examine various aspects of international relations and human rights in Asia. Before coming to Michigan, he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Shorenstein Fellow at the Asia-Pacic Research Center, both at Stanford University. From 200407, he served as a policy ofcial in the U.S. Treasury Departments Ofce of International Affairs. He is a senior legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which promotes historical memory and justice for the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime. He is also a Bernard Schwartz Associate Fellow at the Asia Society and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds an A.B. and J.D. from Harvard and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford.
DAV ID K . COHEN is the John Dewey Professor of Education in the School of Education and Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School. His research focuses on the relationships between education policy and classroom practice in K12 education, and on efforts to improve schooling. He was co-director of a national study of efforts to improve teaching and learning in high-poverty elementary schools. A nationally recognized authority on educational reform, David taught at Harvard and Michigan State before coming to the University of Michigan. At the Ford School he teaches a class in education policy. David received his PhD from the University of Rochester. MICHAEL D . COHEN is the William D. Hamilton Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Information, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He uses his research on theories of complex systems to study organizational learning and routines, and their interactions with information technology. His teaching and research have been applied to the design of better information resources for social service, educational, and health organizations. He has a PhD in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine and a BA in History from Stanford University. SUSAN M. COL L INS is the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School and

a Professor of Public Policy and Economics. Before coming to Michigan, she was a professor of economics at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, where she retains a nonresident afliation. Her area of expertise is international economics, including issues in both macroeconomics and trade. Her current work explores understanding the recent nancial crisis, as well as growth experiences in selected industrial and developing countries. She recently co-authored studies comparing experiences in China and India, and examined challenges to economic growth in Puerto Rico. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and in 200608 was an elected member of the American Economic Association (AEA) Executive Committee. Collins served as a senior staff economist on the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers during 198990 and chaired the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups during 199498. Collins received her BA in Economics from Harvard University and her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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M A RY E. CORCOR AN is a Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Womens Studies. Her

research focuses on the effects of gender and race discrimination on economic status and earnings and on professional womens career trajectories. Mary has published articles on intergenerational mobility, the underclass, and sex-based and race-based inequality. She teaches seminars on poverty and inequality, and on women and employment. Mary received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PAUL N. COUR A NT is the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Information at the University of Michigan. From 200205 he served as Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairsthe chief academic and budget ofcer of the University. He has also served as the Associate Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs, Chair of the Department of Economics, and Director of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (which is now the Ford School). In 197980 he was a Senior Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Courant has authored half a dozen books, and over seventy papers covering a broad range of topics in economics and public policy. Most recently, his academic work has considered the economics of universities, the economics of libraries and archives, and the effects of new information technologies and other disruptions on scholarship, scholarly publication, and academic libraries. Courant holds a BA in History from Swarthmore College (1968), an MA in Economics from Princeton University (1973), and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1974). JASON M ARC CRO SS is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. His research focuses on the role of science and technology in democratic governance, particularly in Latin America. His dissertation looks at the effect of monitoring procedures and techniques in the democratization of postwar El Salvador, examining cases in the areas of citizen participation, rule of law, and accountability reform. With a background in global health and intellectual property, Cross worked with El Salvadors Ministry of Health in the reform of the countrys pharmaceutical sector. He earned his JD and completed PhD studies (ABD) in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. LIYUAN DA I is a PhD candidate in the School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China. He will be a visiting scholar at the Ford School from September 2011 to May 2012. His major is public finance. His research interests include macroeconomics, international trade, and international finance. He has published several papers on economics in journals and attended several research programs for different economic departments of Chinese government.

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SANDR A DANZ IGER is the Director of the Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare

Policy at the Ford School. Her primary research interests are the effects of public programs and policies on the well-being of disadvantaged families, poverty policy and social service programs, demographic trends in child and family well-being, gender issues across the life course, program evaluation, and qualitative research methods. Her current research examines the role of welfare policy and programs in addressing barriers to work among single mothers. She is evaluating a family support program provided by Starfish Family Services and conducted an implementation study of Michigans Jobs, Education, and Training pilot projects. She was a principal investigator on the Womens Employment Study. Danziger previously researched how Michigans General Assistance welfare recipients fared after Governor Engler terminated this income support program.
SHEL DON H. DANZ IGER is the Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public

Policy, Director of the National Poverty Center at the Ford School, and Research Professor at the Population Studies Center. Danziger studies the effects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality, and the effects of social policy reforms on economic well-being. He is currently studying the effects of the great recession and the economic stimulus on workers, families, and children in Southeast Michigan. He is the co-author of America Unequal (1995) and Detroit Divided (2000), and co-editor of numerous books, including Understanding Poverty (2001), Working and Poor (2006), Price of Independence (2007), and Changing Poverty, Changing Policies (2009). Sheldon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, the 2010 John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy. He received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
K AT RINEL L M . DAV IS is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Poverty Center at the Ford School. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. She is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont, where she teaches race and ethnic relations courses, as well as courses exploring the intersections between race, gender, and work trends within the American labor market. Her recent work explores the institutional features of the postindustrial era U.S. labor market and how these factors affect the employment opportunities available to low-skilled African American women workers. While at Michigan, Davis will develop a manuscript that explores the structure of job opportunities available to high school educated African American women employed as transit operators in the San Francisco Bay area. M ATTHE W DAV IS , MD, MAPP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Medical School, and Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School. Dr. Davis current work focuses on vaccination policy issues, child and family health insurance issues, and innovations in health care delivery. He is the faculty lead for the MD/MPP dual degree program at the U-M. He also serves as a mentor for research fellows and graduate students, and as an active clinician within the U-M Health System. Dr. Davis earned his MD cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and an MA in Public Policy from the Harris School at the University of Chicago.

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AL AN V. D E ARD ORFF is the Associate Dean of the Ford School, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, and Professor of Public Policy. Alans research focuses on international trade. With Bob Stern, he has developed the Michigan Model of World Production and Trade, which is used to estimate the effects of trade agreements. Alan is also doing theoretical work in international trade and trade policy. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, State, and Treasury, and to international organizations including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Bank. Alan received his PhD from Cornell University. EL ENA D EL BANCO is a Lecturer in Expository Writing and has been teaching at the Ford School since 1987. Before that, she worked as a journalist, editor, and Associate Director of the Bennington Writing Workshops in Vermont. With a background in social work, she taught for Head Start and Mobilization for Youth in the 1960s, and then directed educational programs at Phoenix House, New York Citys residential drug treatment program. At the Ford School, she joins her long-term interests in policy with her commitment to its excellent and persuasive articulation. JOHN DINA RDO is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and a Visiting Professor at the

Law School. His interests include applied econometrics, labor economics, health economics, political science, and econometrics. Most recently, his work has included a chapter on metastatistics for the Handbook of Applied Econometrics, a chapter on Program Evaluation Methods for the Handbook of Labor Economics, and writing on natural experiments for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. John also wrote articles on the nite sample properties of semi-parametric treatment effect estimators, and the effect of Hawaiis employer health insurance mandate on labor market outcomes. John received an MPP from the University of Michigan and his PhD from Princeton University.
K AT HRYN M. D OMINGU EZ is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics. Her research

interests include topics in international nancial markets and macroeconomics. She has written numerous articles on foreign exchange rate behavior, and is author of Exchange Rate Efciency and the Behavior of International Asset Markets and Does Foreign Exchange Intervention Work? (with Jeff Frankel). She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She has also worked as a research consultant for USAID, the Federal Reserve System, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Kathryn teaches macroeconomics, nance, and international economics at the Ford School. She received her PhD from Yale University.

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D R . JAME S J. D U DERSTADT is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and

Engineering. A graduate of Yale (BSE in electrical engineering) and Caltech (MS and PhD in engineering science and physics), Dr. Duderstadts teaching, research, and publishing activities include nuclear science and engineering, applied physics, computer simulation, science policy, and higher education policy. He has served on and chaired numerous National Academy and federal commissions including the National Science Board; the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; the DOEs Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee; and the NSFs Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure, and the Intelligence Science Board. He has received numerous awards including the E. O. Lawrence Award for excellence in nuclear research, the Arthur Holly Compton Prize for outstanding teaching, the Reginald Wilson Award for national leadership in achieving diversity, and the National Medal of Technology for exemplary service to the nation. He currently teaches in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the Ford School, and conducts research in the Millennium Project, a think-tank exploring the impact of over-the-horizon technologies on society, located in the James and Anne Duderstadt Center on the Universitys North Campus.
SUSAN M. DYNA RSKI is an Associate Professor of Education, Public Policy, and Economics

at the University of Michigan. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University. She is an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy. Dynarskis research focuses on charter schools, demand for private schooling, historical trends in inequality in educational attainment, and the optimal design of nancial aid. Her past research explored the impact of grants and loans on educational attainment, and the distributional consequences of tax incentives for college saving. Dynarski has testied to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, and the Presidents Commission on Tax Reform. She holds an AB and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard, and a PhD in economics from MIT.
JA MES EL L ICKS ON-BROWN is the Diplomat in Residence at the Ford School. During his 25-year career, he has served in six countries Cyprus, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Norway. He is the recipient of Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State for his work in Haiti and assisting foreign journalists covering the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Mr. Ellickson-Brown holds a B.S. in Sociology and an M.A. in Education from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he was a teacher in the public school system of his native state of Oregon. Pursuing a life-long interest in music, Mr. Ellickson-Brown has studied the musical traditions of the countries where he has served, and utilized traditional and popular American music as a means of introducing foreign audiences to American history and culture. He speaks Creole, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, and Norwegian.

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BEN FA L IK is the Manager of Detroit Service Initiatives for Repair the World, a national nonprot committed to making service a dening element of Jewish life, learning, and leadership. In 2002, Ben co-founded Summer in the City, a Detroit nonprot that has since mobilized over 100,000 hours of service in Detroit. Ben graduated with a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a Masters of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. In 2004, Ben graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Urban Studies; he was the food editor of the Columbia Spectator, and hooker for Columbia Rugby. Ben is a columnist for Red Thread Magazine, and community correspondent for Street Beat on the CW50. RE YN OL DS FA RL E Y is a Research Scientist at the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research, and the Otis Dudley Duncan Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology. His research focuses on current population trends in the United States with an emphasis on racial differences. He participated in the 1980, 1990, and 2000 census research series sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation, and directed the University of Michigans Detroit Area Study three times. He has written extensively about racial and economic trends in the Detroit area, maintains the website www.Detroit1701.org, which focuses on the history and future of that metropolis, and has prepared several reports about recent trends in Michigan. Farley earned his doctoral degree at the University of Chicago and taught at Duke University before coming to the University of Michigan. At the Ford School, he teaches a course on the history and future of Detroit. L ARISSA FORST ER is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Her research interests include foreign policy, national security, diplomacy, conict resolution, military strategy, and media studies. She is currently working with Professor Robert Axelrod on a project with ARTIS Research and Risk Modeling on case-based inuence in conict management. The project researches how historical analogies are used to make sense of current situations. The goal is to develop and test a new Theory of Case-Based Inuence that will be useful not only in understanding the past, but through understanding how choices are actually made, will also be useful in inuencing the future. Larissa received her PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. LIL IANA M. G ARCES is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Poverty Center at the Ford

School. She received her doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2011. Her work bridges the elds of law and social science research to inform policies that may assist educators address socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities across K12 and postsecondary education. Her dissertation research, supported by a Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, analyzes the causal impact that afrmative action bans have had on student of color enrollment in graduate studies. Prior to pursuing her doctorate in Education, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Court, Western District of Washington, and worked as a public interest attorney in the areas of immigrants and low-income womens rights.

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EL ISA B ET H R . G ERB ER is a Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School. Her current research

focuses on intergovernmental cooperation, land use and economic development policy, local scal capacity, and local political accountability. She has written articles on direct democracy, election reform, primary elections, legislative process, voter behavior, land use policy and political representation, and is the author of The Populist Paradox: Interest Group Inuence and the Promise of Direct Legislation (1999), co-author of Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2000), and co-editor of Voting at the Political Fault Line: Californias Experiment with the Blanket Primary (2001) and Michigan at the Millennium (2003). She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
JA MIE G IL L IES is a Lecturer at the Ford School and a 2012 U-M Telluride House Faculty Fellow.

He has taught at the Ford School since 2009. In 2007, he was a Canada-United States Fulbright Scholar in Washington, D.C., and a Guest Scholar in the Brookings Institution Governance Studies Program and at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. Since then, he has taught at the University of Glasgow, the University of Victoria, and the University of New Brunswick; he is currently a Lecturer at St. Thomas University. His recent work has focused on presidents and their closest White House advisers, and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Gillies completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia in 2011.
EDIE N . GOL D ENBERG is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and director of

the Ford Schools BA in Public Policy program. She served as Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts from 198998, and is the founding Director of the Michigan in Washington Program. Her research interests include the politics of higher education; her most recent book is Off-Track Profs: Nontenured Teachers in Higher Education (MIT Press, 2009), co-authored with John Cross. She is also author of Making the Papers: The Access of Resource Poor Groups to the Metropolitan Papers, and co-author of Campaigning for Congress. Edie served in the federal Ofce of Personnel Management. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and a life member of the MIT Corporation. Edie served as Director of the Ford School from 198789.
ROBERT GU ENZ EL is a Lecturer at the Ford School. He is on the Board of Directors for Ann

Arbor SPARK, the public-private partnership to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region. He served as the Administrator for Washtenaw County, Michigan for 16 years and retired in 2010. Prior to that he practiced law for 25 years and served as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. Guenzel was a co-convener of the Washtenaw County Task Force on Homelessness and the communitys Blueprint to End Homelessness. He also served as Chair of the Washtenaw Development Council, and as a board member of the Alliance for Innovation Group, the Criminal Justice Collaborative Council, and the Success by Six initiative. He serves as the Chair of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance and the Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Health Initiative. At the Ford School, he teaches Local Government Leadership in Times of Change. Guenzel earned his BBA and JD from the University of Michigan.

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NEEL HA JR A is a Lecturer at the Ford School. He is currently the Chief Operating Ofcer and Vice President for Community Investment at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. His background includes a CEO role at Nonprot Enterprise at Work and several years as a corporate attorney at Ford Motor Company. In 2009 Neel was named as an American Express NGen Fellow, and in 2010 he was honored with an Aspen Institute Fellowship for Emerging Nonprot Leaders. At the Ford School, he teaches about management and policy in the nonprot sector. Neel received a BS in physics and JD from the University of Michigan. RICHARD L . HA L L is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. His research focuses on

American national politics. He has studied participation and representation in Congress, campaign nance reform, congressional oversight, and he is currently writing a book on interest group lobbying and political money in national policymaking, and beginning a project on political issue advertising. Rick is author of Participation in Congress (1996). Prior to coming to the Ford School, he served in a staff role on Capitol Hill. At the Ford School, Rick teaches the core course on the political environment of policy analysis; policy advocacy; the politics of health policy; and the core undergraduate course in political institutions. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
DAV ID H A RDING is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, and a Research Associate

Professor, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center at the U-M Institute for Social Research. He studies urban poverty and inequality, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, and methods for causal inference. His book, Living the Drama: Community, Conict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys (University of Chicago Press, 2010), examines the role of neighborhoods in adolescent outcomes related to education, and romantic and sexual behavior, focusing on exposure to violence and the cultural context of poor communities. Harding is currently working on projects on prisoner reentry, the effects of community context on adolescents and young adults, and for-prot colleges and educational inequality. He employs both quantitative and qualitative methods.
ST E VE HEMELT is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Ford School of Public Policy. His research interests focus on education, economics, and policy. He is interested in how accountability structures affect students and schools, the inuence of teachers on students, and how tuition changes affect college choice. In the past, he has studied the impact of additional learning time on student performance, and the usefulness of college double majors in the labor market. Prior to joining the Ford School, he was an Assistant Professor of Politics at Cornell College. He received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Spanish, a Masters degree in Economic Policy Analysis, and his PhD in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. YA Z IER HENRY is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Ford School, the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, and the African Studies Center. He is a professional human and social rights activist, and has written and published on the politics of memory, trauma, identity, sustainable peace, and Truth Commissions. He has in-depth experience in strategic communications, political strategy, and tactics. Henry is a former anti-apartheid activist and the founding director of the Direct Action Centre for Peace and Memory in Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests are in how structural and administrative violence comes to be normalized after the inauguration of the post-colonial state. At the Ford School, Henry teaches Social Activism, Democracy, and Globalization from the Perspective of the Global South, Apology, Reconciliation, Reparations and Public Policy, and the core course, Values, Ethics and Public Policy.

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JOHN HIEFTJE is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Ford School. He has been the Mayor of Ann

Arbor since 2000. John has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Huron River Watershed Council, the Lake Superior Conservancy, and Watershed Council. He is the CoChair of the Washtenaw Metro Alliance, and has served as Chair of Recycle Ann Arbor and of the Urban Core Mayors of Michigan. He has received several environmental awards, including: Environmental Leadership Award from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (2008), Local Elected Ofcial of the Year Award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (2004), and the Conservation Leadership Award from the Greater Detroit Audubon Society (2003). John was appointed to the Michigan Climate Action Council by Governor Granholm in 2008.
RU S T Y HIL L S is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Ford School. He is currently Director of Public

Affairs for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, after having successfully managed Schuettes campaign for AG. Hills has spent the better part of two decades in public service and politics. He was twice elected unanimously to serve as Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. Before that, Hills served ten years as one of Governor John Englers chief lieutenants. Prior to politics, Hills worked as a reporter and anchorman for CBS and NBC television afliates in Lansing, Jackson, and Flint, Michigan. Hills has a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Government degree from the University of Notre Dame.
JIL L R . HORWIT Z is a Professor of Law, co-director of Michigans Law and Economics Program, a Professor of Health Policy and Management at Michigans School of Public Health, and has an appointment at the Ford School. She was the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law from 20092010. Her scholarly interests include health law and policy, nonprot law and policy, torts, and empirical law and economics. She holds a BA with honors from Northwestern University and an MPP, JD, magna cum laude, and PhD in health policy, all from Harvard University. Professor Horwitz was a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. JA MES S. HOUSE is the Angus Campbell Distinguished University Professor of Survey Research, Public Policy, and Sociology. His research has focused on the role of social and psychological factors in the etiology and course of health and illness, including the role of psychosocial factors in understanding and alleviating social disparities in health, and the way health changes with age. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences. At the Ford School he teaches courses in health policy. Recently, Jim co-edited Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy: Rethinking Americas Approach to Improving Health (with Bob Schoeni of the Ford School and others), and A Telescope on Society: Survey Research & Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled: Beyond Health Care Reform: Social Determinants and Disparities in Health and Americas Paradoxical Crisis of Health Care and Health. He received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.

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BRIAN A . JACOB is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Professor of Economics, and Director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the Ford School. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Brian came to Michigan from Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government; he previously served as a policy analyst in the NYC Mayors Ofce, and taught middle school in East Harlem. His primary elds of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Brians current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives. At the Ford School, he teaches Economics of Education and classes focused on education policy. The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) presented the David N. Kershaw Award to Brian in 2008 for his contributions to public policy analysis and management. He received a BA from Harvard University in 1992 and a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. M A RIA JOHNSON is the Program Director and Research Fellow for the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies at the Ford School. Her primary research interests center on the inuence of race, gender, and class on family relationships and family policies. Her current research examines the intersection of race and gender discourse within: 1) African-American father-daughter relationships, 2) federal fatherhood policies, and 3) research on black fathers. She will teach Social Inequality and Public Policy at the Ford School during the Winter 2012 term. She earned a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan and a BA in History from Hampton University. A SHL E Y L ANGER is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. Her research interests are in

environmental economics, energy economics, and industrial organization. She is currently investigating consumer demand for automobiles and the implications for energy and environmental policy. She has also done research on price discrimination in the new vehicle market based on consumer demographics and the impact of congestion tolling on urban land use. Ashley teaches a core course in the graduate microeconomics sequence as well as an elective course in environmental regulation. Ashley previously worked at the Brookings Institution and received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
AMB ASSA DOR M ELV YN LE VI TS K Y , a retired senior American diplomat, is Professor of International Policy and Practice at the Ford School; a Senior Fellow of the Schools International Policy Center; a member of the Operating Committee of the U-Ms Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC); a member of the Steering Committee of the Universitys Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; and a Faculty Associate of the Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) and of the European Union CenterCenter for European Studies (EUC-CES). In May 2006 he was re-elected by a vote in the United Nations Economic and Social Council to a seat on the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an independent body of international experts headquartered in Vienna, Austria. During his 35-year career as a U.S. Foreign Service Ofcer, Mel was Ambassador to Brazil from 199498 and before that held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, Executive Secretary of the State Department, Ambassador to Bulgaria, Deputy Director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights. On his retirement he received the Secretary of States Distinguished Service Award.

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HEL EN L E V Y is a Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Research, where she is afliated with the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of health and economic dynamics at older ages. Her research interests include the causes and consequences of lacking health insurance, evaluation of public health insurance programs, and the role of health literacy in explaining disparities in health outcomes. She teaches health economics at the Ford School. Before coming to the University of Michigan she was an Assistant Professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has served as a Senior Economist to the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers. She received a PhD in economics from Princeton. ANN CHIH LIN is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. Ann is co-principal

investigator on the Detroit Arab American Study, a landmark public opinion survey of Arab Americans in Detroit, and a co-author of a book on the study, Citizenship in Crisis: Arab Detroit after 9/11. She studies and teaches immigration policy and has a continuing interest in the design and implementation of policies to eradicate poverty and socio-economic disadvantage. With David Harris, she is the co-author of the collection, The Colors of Poverty: Why Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Poverty Continue to Exist. She is the author of Reform in the Making: The Implementation of Social Policy in Prison and the co-editor, with Sheldon Danziger, of Coping with Poverty: The Social Contexts of Neighborhood, Work, and Family in the African-American Community. Ann teaches courses on public policy implementation, gender and politics, qualitative research methods, and immigration. She serves on national and local boards and was formerly a social worker with Covenant House in New York City. Ann received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
WEI L IU is a Lecturer at the Ford School. She is a faculty member at the School of Public

Administration, Renmin University of China. Her studies focus on decision-making in international organizations and China politics. Liu has been working closely with Chinas central and local governments for policy consulting and personnel training. At the Ford School, Liu teaches Chinese Foreign Policy. She received her PhD in political science from Arizona State University in 2009.
X IN L IU is a visiting professor of public policy at the Ford School and a professor in the School of Public Administration at Renmin University of China. He was a Fulbright visiting scholar at Harvard University from 20092010 and a visiting scholar at Ghent University of Belgium from 19981999. His research interests include labor economics and labor market policies, human resources management, and development. At the Ford School, he teaches China Economic Reforms. He received his PhD in Economics from Renmin University of China. SHARON M ACCINI is a Lecturer of Public Policy. She has taught courses in public health,

public nance, and applied microeconomics. As a health economist, her overarching research interest is the econometric evaluation of public health policies in developing countries. Sharons research has focused on the impact of decentralization on health outcomes and public health, and the role of environmental conditions at birth on health and socioeconomic status in adulthood. Sharon holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.

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JEFFRE Y K . M ACKIE -M AS O N is the U-M Dean of the School of Information and Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor of Information and Computer Science. He is also a Professor of Economics and a Professor of Public Policy. In his research he has answered questions related to digital information economics, information system design, information networks economics, and market structure and competition for the Internet, computing, and communications industries. He has served as a consultant to both private industry and public utilities. In 2010 he received the University of Michigan Rackham Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. A Ford School graduate, Jeff received his PhD from MIT. He teaches courses on information economics, information networks policy, incentive-centered design, and the role of information in human choice and learning. He created and for its rst eight years directed STIET, a multi-department, multi-disciplinary doctoral research and training program in incentive-centered design for information systems and technologies, which has received over $9 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University. BRIAN M CC AL L is a Professor of Economics, Education, and Public Policy. He is an Associate

Editor of Economics of Education Review. His research interests include the economics of higher education, labor economics, applied econometrics, econometric methods in duration data, quasiexperimental methods, health economics, and the incentive effects of social insurance programs. The Spencer Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences fund his current projects on the economics of higher education. He has consulted the U.S. Government Accountability Ofce and Human Resources and Skills Development in Canada. His most recent book is The Economics of Search (with J.J. McCall).
ISA AC MCFARL IN JR . is Assistant Research Scientist of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. A labor economist focused on education policy, Mr. McFarlin is a Research Associate with the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas. His work examines the efcacy of college remediationalso known as developmental educationin promoting academic performance and educational attainment. More recently, he is evaluating the consequences of across-the-board tuition subsidies offered by community colleges. Mr. McFarlin received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Boston University and PhD in Economics from Northwestern University. ROWAN M IR A NDA is an Adjunct Professor in the Ford School and Associate Vice President (AVP) for nance at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses related to budgeting, urban policy, and public management. As AVP of Finance, he is responsible for the oversight of the universitys central nancial functions (accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, accounting, payroll, and sponsored programs), the external audited nancial statements, nancial analysis, internal controls, tax management, and treasury functions including cash, debt, and risk management. Rowan has served on the faculty of University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also published on a broad range of topics including public budgeting, taxation, economic development nance, privatization, and enterprise systems. He holds a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Chicago.

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DAV ID MORSE is a Lecturer in Expository Writing at the Ford School. Before completing a masters degree in ction writing from the University of Michigan, he edited for an educational non-prot organization in Washington, DC, and taught English as a Second Language in Iwakuni, Japan. His ction has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2006, as well as magazines such as One Story, The Missouri Review, and Short Fiction. His rst play was performed in collaboration with the Takcs Quartet and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder in the fall of 2010. EDWARD A . ( T ED) PA RS ON is Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, Professor of Natural

Resources and Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at U-M. His research examines international environmental policy, the role of science and technology in public policy, and the political economy of regulation. Parsons recent articles have appeared in Nature, Science, Climatic Change, Issues in Science and Technology, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Annual Review of Energy and the Environment. His most recent books are The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change (Cambridge, 2010, 2nd edition, with Andrew Dessler), and Protecting the Ozone Layer: Science and Strategy (Oxford, 2003), which won the 2004 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Studies Association. At the Ford School, he teaches Thinking Analytically for Policy and Decisions. He holds degrees in Physics from the University of Toronto, in Management Science from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard.
SHOBITA PART HASA R AT HY is Associate Professor of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the governance of science and technology that has uncertain environmental, social, ethical, political, and health implications. She focuses her work on the United States, Europe, and India. She is the author of multiple articles and a book, entitled Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care (MIT Press, 2007). Her second book will compare the controversies over patenting biotechnology and traditional knowledge in the United States and Europe. She has also started a new research project analyzing the international governance challenges posed by geoengineering, large-scale technologies designed to mitigate climate change. Shobita teaches courses in genetics and biotechnology policy, science and technology policy, and the policy process. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and PhD from Cornell University. A SA F P L AN is a postdoctoral fellow at the Ford School and in the department of Economics at the University of Michigan. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Plans research is primarily in dynamic game theory.

PHIL IP B. K . P OT T ER is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. His primary research interests are in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. His current research explores the relationship between interdependence and international conflict, the role of networks in transnational terrorism, and the effect of electoral cycles on foreign policy. Philip holds a BA from McGill University and a PhD from the University of California.

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BARRY R ABE is the Arthur Thurnau Professor in the Ford School, with additional appointments

in the Department of Political Science, the Program in the Environment, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Much of his recent research examines sub-federal development of policies to reduce greenhouse gases in the United States and other federal systems. In 2006, Barry became the rst social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his contribution to both scholarship and policymaking. He is the author of four books and the editor of Greenhouse Governance: Addressing Climate Change Policy in the United States, published in late 2010 by the Brookings Press. Barry was a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009 and served on the 2010 NAPA panel that advised Congress and the Commerce Department on the proposed creation of a National Climate Service. He teaches public management, environmental policy, and a seminar on climate change at the Ford School.
AL E X R AL PH is a Lecturer in Expository Writing at the Ford School. For over a decade he taught in the Sweetland Center for Writing and the English Department at the University of Michigan. In 2009 he received the English Departments Ben Prize for excellence in the teaching of writing. Alex also serves as an instructor in the Public Policy and International Affairs summer institute. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Michigan.

AM AN DA ROTH received her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Michigan in 2010, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics in Public Life at U-M from 20102011. Her research and teaching interests include ethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of law, bioethics, and philosophy of science. Her current research projects focus on what we do while engaging in moral deliberation; the idea of ethical objectivity; reproductive ethics, feminist epistemology, and sexual orientation; and identity and discrimination law. During her time at the Center for Ethics in Public Life, she advised the Michigan Ethics Bowl Team, organized a workshop on teaching ethics in the professions, and coordinated the seminar speakers invited by the fellows of the Center. She most recently taught Philosophy 160, Moral Principles and Problems. Amanda received a bachelors degree in philosophy and womens studies at Lafayette College, and as an undergraduate, she wrote an honors thesis on contemporary theories of egalitarianism and worked on an oral history project with the College Archives documenting Lafayettes transition to coeducation. CR AIG RUFF is a Lecturer in Public Policy. He is a Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing, Michigan, rm specializing in health, education, economic, and environmental policy. He was President of the rm from 1986 to 2006. Prior to joining the rm, he served for eleven years in the executive ofce of the governor, working primarily on human services issues and serving as chief of staff to the lieutenant governor. He is a member of civic boards, including the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Eduguide, ArtServe Michigan, and the CLOSUP National Advisory Board. At the Ford School, he teaches courses on state politics and policies. Craig received his AB and MPP from the University of Michigan.

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PATRICIA RU SSO uses her fteen years of senior management experience in the private sector to create unique learning opportunities for her students. She is the Associate Director for the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) Program at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Patricia also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Business Communication for the Ross School and the Ford School. Prior to coming to the university, she held a variety of senior management positions at Borders Group, Inc. She holds an undergraduate degree in Film Studies and two masters degrees in English, including an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University where she won the Dan Rudy Prize for ction. IRVING SALMEEN joined the Ford Schools Science and Technology in Public Policy Program in July 2011. Since 2007, he has been a Research Scientist with the U-M Center for Complex Systems. He teaches an undergraduate course on social-systems and energy, focusing on how culture and human choices shape technological systems and how the human-sciences inform energy policies. In 2006 he retired, after 36 years, from the Scientic Research Laboratory of Ford Motor Company. From 19982006 he headed the Labs Systems Analytics Department, which worked on mathematical models to solve business and manufacturing problems; vehicle-software systems for interfacing drivers smart-phone devices; and vehicle-technology decision-problems from consumers perspectives. From 199498, he managed the Ford Labs Chemistry Department. Prior to his management career, Salmeen was a Staff Scientist, studying aspects of air pollution science. His PhD is in biophysics and his undergraduate degrees are in engineering physics and mathematics, all from the U-M. BOB SCHOENI is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy, and the Co-Director of the Panel

Study of Income Dynamics, a national panel survey of families assessing issues of poverty, income, family formation, wealth, and health since 1968. His teaching and research interests include program evaluation, welfare policy, economics and demographics of aging, labor economics, and immigration. He worked previously at RAND, where he was Associate Director of the Labor and Population Program and also served as Senior Economist on the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, DC. Bob received his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.
JOHN J.H. ( JOE ) SCHWA RZ received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of

Michigan in 1959, and his medical degree from Wayne State University in 1964. Dr. Schwarz served his residency in otolaryngology at Harvard, nishing in 1973. He has been in private practice in Battle Creek, Michigan, for 37 years. Schwarz served in Southeast Asia for ve years, rst with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam and as Assistant Naval Attach in Indonesia. He then served with the Central Intelligence Agency in Laos and in Vietnam. Dr. Schwarz was a City Commissioner, then Mayor of Battle Creek, from 1979 until 1986. He was in the Michigan Senate from 1987 until 2002, serving as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1993 until 2002. From 2005 to 2007 he was a Member of Congress. Dr. Schwarz was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan from 200507, and serves on numerous boards and commissions. He was a faculty member at Harvard for one year and holds 11 honorary degrees. In 2007, Dr. Schwarz served on the panel to investigate care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, appointed by the Secretary of Defense, and on the Governors Emergency Financial Advisory Panel. As a lecturer at the Ford School, he teaches Topics in Public Policy: Congress & State Legislatures.

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CHA RL ES R . SHI PAN is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of

Political Science in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and a Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School. He is also Chair of the Political Science Department. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and held positions as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and as a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin. He is the author of Designing Judicial Review, co-author of Deliberate Discretion?, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a large-scale study of antismoking laws in U.S. states and cities and an examination of why some public policies have longer lives than others. Shipan received a BA in Chemistry from Carleton College and an MA and PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.
C ARL P. SIMON is Professor of Mathematics, Economics, Complex Systems, and Public Policy.

He was the founding Director of the U-M Center for the Study of Complex Systems. He is the Associate Director for Social Science and Policy for the U-M Energy Institute, and the Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Ford School. His research centers on the theory and application of dynamical systems: from economic systems in search of equilibrium, to political systems in search of optimal policies, the bio-demography of modern women, ecosystems responding to human interactions, and especially to the dynamics of the spread of contagious diseases. He was named the LSA Distinguished Senior Lecturer for 2007. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Northwestern University.
JEFFRE Y SMIT H is a Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and has an appointment at the Ford School. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1996. Prior to joining the faculty at U-M in 2005, he was on the faculty at the University of Western Ontario from 1994 to 2001, and from 2001 to 2005 he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland. His research centers on experimental and non-experimental methods for the evaluation of interventions, with particular application to social and educational programs. He has also written papers examining the labor market effects of university quality and the use of statistical treatment rules to assign persons to government programs. Important publications include Is the Threat of Reemployment Services More Effective than the Services Themselves? (with Dan Black, Mark Berger, and Brett Noel) in the American Economic Review (2003); The Economics and Econometrics of Active Labor Market Programmes (with James Heckman and Robert LaLonde), Handbook of Labor Economics, Volume 3A (1999); Does Matching Overcome LaLondes Critique of Nonexperimental Methods? (with Petra Todd), Journal of Econometrics (2005); and Heterogeneous Program Impacts: Experimental Evidence from the PROGRESA Program (with Habiba Djebbari), Journal of Econometrics (2008). He has consulted to governments in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia on evaluation issues. KE VIN STA NGE is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. His research interests lie broadly in

empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on education and health care. He is currently doing research on college choice, changes in the health care workforce, and K12 funding. In the past, he has studied college dropout, fertility timing, college quality, and the determinants of participation in social insurance programs. At the Ford School, Stange teaches microeconomics and program evaluation. Prior to joining the Ford School, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. He received undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from MIT, and his PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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MEL ST EPHEN S is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, and a Faculty

Associate in the Population Studies Center, and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research. His research intersects labor economics, household consumption behavior, and aging and retirement issues. His analysis of household consumption changes examines responses both to infrequent events including retirement, job loss, and loan repayment as well as to frequent income receipt including paychecks and Social Security benets. Stephens has also examined the extent to which individual expectations of labor market events, including retirement and job loss, inuence household consumption behavior. His research on the impact of labor market events such as job displacement and work-related disability examines their impact on a number of household-level outcomes including divorce, consumption, and spousal labor supply. Currently, his research projects include examining the impact of labor market activity on voter turnout, the impact of school law changes on educational outcomes, and consumption behavior in both the U.S. and Japan. He received his BA in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Maryland and his PhD in Economics from U-M.
JA N SVEJNA R is Director of the International Policy Center at the Ford School, the Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Public Policy. He is also a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style PhD program in economics that educates the new generation of economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States). Jan has served as advisor to numerous policymakers, institutions and rms, including President Vaclav Havel and Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla of the Czech Republic, OECD, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and GE Capital. In 2008, Svejnar was supported by a broad coalition of members of the Czech Parliament as a candidate for President of the Czech Republic. In the 1990s, he was one of the chief architects of the Czech Republics economic reforms. He received his BS with honors from Cornell Universitys School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University. DAV ID THACHER is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning. His research aims to develop and apply humanistic approaches to policy research. He is particularly interested in the use of case study and narrative analysis to clarify the ethical foundations of public policy. He has carried out this research primarily in criminal justice policy, where he has undertaken studies of order maintenance policing, the local police role in homeland security, community policing reform, distribution of safety and security, and prisoner re-entry. Outside of criminal justice, he has also conducted research on urban planning and on adoption policy. He is currently writing a book about humanistic policy research. David received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JUST IN THOM AS is a Lecturer in Public Policy. His general areas of interests include

demography, social inequality, research methods, and statistics. His current work focuses on poverty, returns to education, and interracial marriage in South Africa. At the Ford School, Justin teaches courses in statistics and the analysis of household survey data. He received his BA from the University of Washington and is currently a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan.

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MEG AN TOMPKINS -STANGE teaches Public Management of Nonprot Organizations at the

Ford School. Her research focuses on philanthropic foundations as political actors in the eld of public education policy. Other projects examine philanthropic funders role in the creation and diffusion of charter school management organizations (CMOs) in California, and the rise of social entrepreneurship in the nonprot sector. Megan is completing her PhD at the Stanford University School of Education, and received an EdM at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a BAH at Stanford University.
M A RIS A . VINOVSK IS is the Bentley Professor of History, Professor of Public Policy, and a

Research Professor at the Center for Political Studies in the Institute for Social Research. He has authored or co-authored ten books, the most recent being From a Nation at Risk to No Child Left Behind: National Education Goals and the Creation of Federal Education Policy as well as edited or coedited seven books. Maris was the Research Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Ofce of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) in both the Bush and Clinton Administrations in 1992 and 1993. He was a member of the congressionally-mandated Independent Review Panel for the U.S. Department of Education for Goals 2000 as well as No Child Left Behind. Maris is an elected member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, the American Educational Research Association, and former President of the History of Education Society. He received his PhD in History from Harvard University.
SUSAN WALT Z is a Professor of Public Policy and was the 200809 Human Rights Fellow at

University of Michigan. She is a specialist in human rights and international affairs with regional expertise on North Africa. Susan is author of Human Rights and Reform: Changing the Face of North African Politics (1995), and a series of articles on the historical origins of international human rights instruments and the political processes that produced them. From 199399 Susan served on Amnesty Internationals International Executive Committee and from 200008 served on the national board of the American Friends Service Committee. In 2009 she began a 3-year term on the board of Amnesty International-USA. For several years she has been involved with international efforts to promote an Arms Trade Treaty regulating the small arms trade. Susan received her PhD in International Studies from the University of Denver.
JA NET WEI SS is the Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Business and Public Policy, and

was founder and director of the Nonprot and Public Management Center. She now serves full time as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Rackham Graduate School. Her research interests focus on the management of public and non-prot organizations and education reform. Janet has served as consultant to local, state, and federal agencies on policy design and evaluation in the elds of policies for children, education, mental health, and social services. When she was teaching at the Ford School, she taught courses on public management. She received her PhD from Harvard University.

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M A RINA V.N. WHITM A N is Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at

the University of Michigan. From 1979 until 1992 she was an ofcer of the General Motors Corporation, rst as Vice President and Chief Economist and later as Vice President and Group Executive for Public Affairs. Prior to her appointment at GM, Marina was a professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She served as a member of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers in 197273, and has been an independent director of several major multinational corporations. Marina received a BA in government from Radcliffe College (now Harvard University) and her MA and PhD degrees in Economics from Columbia University. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, honors and awards, and holds honorary degrees from over twenty colleges and universities. Her research interests include management of international trade and investment, the convergence of different styles of capitalism, and the changing role of multinational corporations, including the evolving concept of global corporate social responsibility (CSR).
PATRICK WIGHTM A N is the MacArthur Foundation Network on Transitions to Adulthood Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Poverty Center. His research interests include the intergenerational transmission of socio-economic status, particularly the effect of poverty and other economic hardships on childrens life-course trajectories, and the allocation of household resources within families. His work at Michigan includes projects examining parental support provided to their young adult children and the effect of the recession on young adults post-secondary education and entry into the labor market. He received his PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. YU XIE holds several faculty appointments at the University of Michigan. He is Otis Dudley

Duncan Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Statistics, and Research Professor in the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research (ISR), where he directs the Quantitative Methodology Program (QMP). He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Studies. Professor Xies main areas of interest are social stratication, demography, statistical methods, and the sociology of science. He recently published Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis (Second Edition, Emerald, 2008) with Daniel Powers, Women in Science: Career Processes and Outcomes (Harvard University Press, 2003) with Kimberlee Shauman, A Demographic Portrait of Asian Americans (Russell Sage Foundation and Population Reference Bureau 2004) with Kimberly Goyette, and Marriage and Cohabitation (University of Chicago Press 2007) with Arland Thornton and William Axinn.
D E AN YANG is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics. His research is on the

economic problems of developing countries. His specic areas of interest include: international migration, micronance, health, corruption, and the economics of disasters. Dean teaches Ford School courses in the economics of developing countries and in microeconomics, as well as a PhD course in development economics. He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

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E XCELLENCE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE R E SE ARCH, TE ACHING, AND PO L ICY E NG AG EM E NT

SH EL DON H. DANZ IG ER
Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Director of the National Poverty Center, and Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

Research: Social welfare policies and the e ects of economic, demographic, and public policy changes on trends in poverty and inequality.

Graduate courses taught: Social Welfare Policy (PubPol 746) and Policy Research Seminar (PubPol 810). Undergraduate: Poverty and Social Welfare Policy in the U.S. (PubPol 495).

Professor Danziger is one of the nations most respected researchers, mentors, and teachers on the causes and consequences of poverty, with a reputation for the careful application of social science research methods to pressing social problems. Danziger is the author and co-editor of numerous books and articles including: America Unequal;

Detroit Divided; Working and Poor; and Changing Poverty, Changing Policies. He is an elected fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, the 2010 J.K. Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. As Director of the Research and Training Program on Poverty and Public Policy, he teaches and mentors postdoctoral fellows from backgrounds underrepresented in the social sciences. He is currently studying the effects of the Great Recession on workers and families.