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Kevin Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Stange's research lies broadly in empirical labor and public economics, with a focus on education and health care. His prior research includes studies of college enrollment and persistence, the effect of resources and peers on community college students, the importance of amenities in college choice, and the effects of different pricing structures on major choice and student credit load.
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Nicole Wagner Lam

Associate Director
Nicole Wagner Lam is the Associate Director for the Education Policy Initiative. In her role, she provides executive leadership, administrative management, develops collaborative state and local partnerships, and supports the overall growth of the…
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Christina Weiland

Associate Professor of Education
Christina Weiland is an associate professor at the University of Michigan's School of Education, with a courtesy appointment at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and affiliations with the Educational Studies department, the Combined Program…
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Peter Bahr

Associate Professor of Education
Peter Bahr is an associate research professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan School of Education. In his research, Dr. Bahr seeks to deconstruct students' pathways into, through, and out of community…
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John Bound

George E. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Economics and Director of Doctoral Admissions
John Bound is George E. Johnson collegiate professor of economics, director of doctoral admissions at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Bound is an empirically oriented labor economist. Much of Bound's research has focused on the effect of health on…
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Stephen DesJardins

Marvin W. Peterson Collegiate Professor of Education; Professor Public Policy, Evaluation Faculty Lead
Stephen L. DesJardins teaches courses related to public policy in higher education, economics and finances in postsecondary education, statistical methods, and institutional research and policy analysis. His research interests include student…
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Susan M. Dynarski

Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics; Co-Director, Education Policy Initiative
Dynarski's education policy research focuses on the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, the price elasticity of private school attendance, the relationship between postsecondary schooling and labor market outcomes, and the effect of high school reforms on academic achievement and educational attainment. She serves as co-director of the Education Policy Initiative and is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Ben Hansen

Associate Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Ben Hansen develops research methods that aim to sharpen comparisons of subjects receiving an intervention to subjects receiving a control condition, particularly nonrandomized comparisons, and to improve communication and understanding of remaining…
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Brian A. Jacob

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and Education
Jacob is co-director of the Youth Policy Lab. His primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Jacob's current research focuses on urban school reform, with a particular emphasis on standards and accountability initiatives.
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Brian McCall

Professor of Education, Economics and Public Policy
Brian McCall is a professor of education, economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, where he holds appointments at the School of Education, Department of Economics and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is a visiting…
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Timothy McKay

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education, Physical & Natural Sciences; Diversity Scholar; National Center for Institutional Diversity; U-M DSN
Timothy McCay is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Physics, Professor of Astronomy, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Education, School of Education. I am a data…
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Katherine Michelmore

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Katherine Michelmore is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Previously, she was assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse…
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Fabian T. Pfeffer

Associate Professor and Department Associate Chair
Fabian Pfeffer's research investigates social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. His current work focuses on wealth inequality and its consequences for the next generation, the transmission of inequality across multiple…
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Awilda Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Awilda Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her research is at the intersection of higher education policy, college access and choice, and the representation of Black, Latino,…
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Matthew Ronfeldt

Associate Professor and Faculty Associate
Matt Ronfeldt seeks to understand how to improve teaching quality, particularly in schools and districts that serve marginalized students. His research sits at the intersection of educational practice and policy and focuses on teacher preparation,…
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Brian Rowan

Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor and Research Professor
Brian Rowan is the Burke A. Hinsdale Collegiate Professor in Education, a research professor at the Institute for Social Research, and a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. A sociologist by training (PhD, Stanford University),…
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Kristin Seefeldt

Associate Professor of Social work and Public Policy
Kristin S. Seefeldt is the associate director of Poverty Solutions and an associate professor of social work, with a courtesy appointment at the Ford School. She holds a PhD in public policy and sociology from the University of Michigan. Her work…
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Robin Tepper Jacob

Associate Research Professor
Robin Tepper Jacob is an associate research professor at the Institute for Social Research and the School of Education at the University of Michigan. She is also co-director of the Youth Policy Lab, a partnership between the Survey Research Center…
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Megan Tompkins-Stange

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Megan Tompkins-Stange is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School. She is the author of Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence (Harvard Education Press, 2016). She is a scholar of education…
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Alex Baum

Research Assistant
Alex Baum is a Research Assistant for the Education Policy Initiative and a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School. Prior to Ford, Alex served as a Course Strategist at 2U, Inc., helping university faculty design online versions of…
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Emma Brown

Student Graphic Designer
Emma Brown is an undergraduate at the University of Michigan's School of Information concentrating in User Experience Design. She is a student graphic designer for the Education Policy Initiative, and her interests in education policy lie in the…
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Darian Burns

Research Assistant
Darian Burns is from Atlanta and is currently in her first year as a MPP candidate. Prior to coming to Michigan, she earned a B.A in both Urban Studies as well as Social Justice and Cultural Studies from Seattle Pacific University. Her interest in…
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Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija

Project Manager
Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija is the project manager for the Education Policy Initiative. Jasmina serves as the liaison to state agencies and works with government and non-profit partners on identifying research priorities, collecting and analyzing data,…
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Emily Cao

Student Graphic Designer
Emily Cao is from New York City and is currently pursuing a BSI degree at the University of Michigan's School of Information concentrating in UX Design and a BA degree at the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School Of Art & Design…
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Colin Foos

Research Assistant
Colin Foos is a first year Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School. Prior to coming to Ford, Colin worked as a compliance analyst at Fifth Third Bank, where he primarily focused on data privacy. Colin went to Xavier University for his…
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Stephanie Iovan

Research Assistant
Stephanie Iovan is a Master of Public Affairs candidate at the Ford School. Prior to joining Ford, Stephanie worked in the New York City public school system for seven years as a special education teacher and served as her school’s Special Education…
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Samuel Owusu

Research Analyst
Samuel Owusu is originally from Chicago, IL, Samuel is a recent graduate from Davidson College in North Carolina where he majored in International Relations and Educational Studies. While at Davidson, Sam became engaged with education research during…