Core faculty

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 University’s Maxwell School. She was an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral fellow at the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative from 2014-2016, working with Susan Dynarski and Brian Jacob on issues surrounding inequality in education. Katherine completed her PhD in policy analysis and management at Cornell University. Her dissertation focused on the impacts of the earned income tax credit on education and employment outcomes of children of EITC recipients. She holds a BA in economics and psychology from Wesleyan University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Katherine was a research assistant at the Urban Institute. Her research interests include family policy, education policy, social demography, and inequality.

Educational background

  • PhD in policy analysis and management, Cornell University
  • BA in economics and psychology, Wesleyan University

Current research

  • Education policy
  • Social demography
  • Inequality

Recent publications

Policy memo: Pilkauskas and Michelmore on "The anti-poverty policy of the American Rescue Plan that no one is really talking about"

Mar 15, 2021

Ford School experts address Biden priorities in new policy memos

Jan 19, 2021

HAILed it - Tuition-free promise attracts low-income students to U-M

Apr 5, 2019