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Staff

Tom Ivacko

Executive Director of CLOSUP
Tom joined CLOSUP at its founding in the fall of 2001 and serves as executive director of the Center. He also directs the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) program and has been the lead or co-author on more than 75 MPPS publications covering a…
Staff

Natalie B. Fitzpatrick

Research Area Specialist
Natalie joined CLOSUP in June 2015 as a Research Area Specialist. She is responsible for data operations and management for the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) and the National Surveys on Energy and the Environment (NSEE). She received her…
Staff

Debra Horner

Project Manager
Debra Horner is on staff with the Ford School's Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) where she is a project manager on the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) program. She has been a regular lecturer in U-M's Political Science…
Staff

Bonnie Roberts

Program Administrator
Bonnie joined CLOSUP in August 2008. She is responsible for coordinating various events and projects, as well as office and grant administration. She has a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University. Before joining CLOSUP,…
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Christopher Borick

Professor of Political Science and Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion
Dr. Christopher P. Borick is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. He is a nationally recognized public opinion researcher who has conducted over 300 large-scale public opinion surveys…
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Sanya Carley

Associate Professor and Chair, Policy Analysis and Public Finance
Sanya Carley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Policy Analysis and Public Finance faculty at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Her research focuses on electricity and transportations policy, and the…
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John R. Chamberlin

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
John R. Chamberlin is a professor emeritus of political science and public policy. His research interests include ethics and public policy, professional ethics, and methods of election and representation. He taught the core course "Values, Ethics,…
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Elisabeth R. Gerber

Jack L. Walker, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Political Science (by courtesy); Research Associate, Center for Political Studies
Elisabeth R. Gerber is the Jack L. Walker, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School, with a courtesy appointment in the U-M Department of Political Science. Her current research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation,…
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Scott Greer

Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global Public Health, and Political Science.
Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Scott L. Greer, Ph.D, a political scientist, is Professor of Health Management and Policy, Global Public Health, and (by courtesy) Political Science at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Senior Expert Advisor on Health Governance…
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Erick Lachapelle

Associate Professor of Political Science
Erick Lachapelle is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal (officially known as l’Université de Montréal). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and is the principal investigator for…
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Stephanie Leiser

Lecturer in Public Policy
Stephanie Leiser is a lecturer at the Ford School and leads the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). Her general area of interest is in public finance, budgeting, and financial…
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Gilbert Michaud

Assistant Professor of Practice
Gilbert Michaud, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. His research focuses on renewable energy policy, electric utilities, and economic and workforce…
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Sarah Mills

Senior Project Manager, Graham Sustainability Institute
Sarah Mills is a senior project manager at the Graham Sustainability Institute, where she manages the Climate +  Energy activities.  This includes a grant from the Michigan Office of Climate and Energy to help communities across the state consider…
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Barry Rabe

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental Policy; Professor of Political Science; Professor of the Environment
Barry Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School. He is also the Arthur Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy, with courtesy appointments in the Program in the Environment, the Department of Political…
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Kaitlin T. Raimi

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Kaitlin Raimi is an associate professor of public policy at the Ford School. As a social/environmental psychologist, her interests center on how individuals can promote or prevent sustainable behaviors and policies. She has three broad areas of…
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Tony Reames

Assistant Professor, School for Environment & Sustainability
Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability and directs the Urban Energy Justice Lab which researches topics at the intersection of energy and equity. He has a PhD in public administration from the…
Students

Rohan Bhargava

Policy Analyst
Rohan is a research assistant for the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project. He is a rising sophomore (Class of 2024) in LSA, intending to major in economics and math. He is most interested in international development and climate…
Students

Elizabeth Bowman

Policy Analyst
Liz is a Policy Analyst studying the role of state regulations in the way CAFOs handle and discharge their wastewater. She is a senior at U of M, double majoring in the Program in the Environment and Spanish. Liz is interested in the broad genre of…
Students

Benny Docter

Policy Analyst
Benny Docter is a Research Assistant studying governmental accounting procedures with CLOSUP’s local fiscal health project.  He is a Masters of Public Affairs student at the Ford School (Class of 2021). Benny's research interests are primarily…
Students

Henry Fleischmann

Policy Analyst
Henry is a Policy Analyst studying the partisan fairness of the voting maps proposed by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. He is an undergraduate student in LSA studying Honors Mathematics and Computer Science (class of…
Students

Alejandra Fuentes Diestra

Policy Analyst
Alejandra is a Policy Analyst for the Urban/Rural MPPS survey at CLOSUP. She is a first-year international MPP student at Ford (class of 2023), and has a B.A in social sciences from PUCP, Perú. Alejandra is interested in policy analysis, quantitative…
Students

Olivia Hintz

Policy Analyst
Olivia is a Policy Analyst studying community reactions toward solar energy development in the Great Lakes region for Sarah Mills and CLOSUP’s Renewable Energy Policy Initiative. She is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in…
Students

Emma Jabour

Policy Analyst
Emma is a Policy Analyst at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). She is a master’s student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a 2021 David Bohnett Leadership and Public Service Fellow. Emma has a special interest in…
Students

Caroline Lamb

Policy Analyst
Caroline works with CLOSUP to develop data resources for MPPS using GIS and graphic design. She is a dual Master of Public Policy and Master or Urban and Regional Planning student (Class of 2023), with a B.A. in journalism and environmental studies…
Students

Jordan Lippert

Policy Analyst
Jordan is a research assistant with CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey, beginning in Summer 2021 and will be working through the 2021-22 academic year. He is currently a senior in the B.A. program at the Ford School--focusing on economic policy…
Students

Celia Sawyerr

Policy Analyst
Celia is Research Assistant analyzing the effect of Census Bureau policy changes on the accuracy of census data collected from Michigan's 1,856 jurisdictions. She is a masters student at the Ford School (Class of 2022), and earned a Bachelors of…
Students

Om Shah

Policy Analyst
Om is a research assistant supporting the release and analysis of CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey. He is currently an undergraduate student in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts, tentatively majoring in political science. Om is most…
Students

Kyron Smith

Policy Analyst
Kyron is a student at the Ford School (MPP, Class of 2022), from Southfield, MI. He holds a B.A. in political science from Bowling Green State University, and his work revolves around urban housing, affordable development, and displacement solutions.…
Students

Noah Strayer

Policy Analyst
Noah is a CLOSUP Policy Analyst studying municipal budget processes. Working with the City of Detroit’s Office of Budget, his work focuses on outcome budgeting, utilizing service metrics to determine an efficient allocation of city resources.…
Students

Lorena Zajmi

Policy Analyst
Lorena is a Policy Analyst assisting CLOSUP with on various projects related to the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS). She is a Fulbright international student from Albania, studying a Master in Public Affairs at the Ford School of Public Policy…