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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,…
Faculty affiliates

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

Christian Hunter

Policy Analyst
Christian is a Policy Analyst studying urban/rural divisions and connections in Michigan for CLOSUP’s Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum project. He is a master of urban and regional planning student at the Taubman School of Art…
Students

Julie Rubin

Policy Analyst
Julie is a research assistant studying access to information for CLOSUP's "Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum" project. She is a masters student at the Ford School and has a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy from Vanderbilt…
Students

Monika Anderson

Policy Analyst
Monika is a research assistant working on the Michigan Public Policy Survey. They are a dual degree masters student at the Ford School and the School of Social Work (MPP/MSW '21), and have a B.A. in Sociology from Western Washington University (Class…
Students

Capri Backus

Policy Analyst
Capri is a Policy Analyst for CLOSUP’s Local Fiscal Health Project. She is a Master’s student at the Ford School (MPP, Class of 2021), and has a B.A. in International Studies and Public Policy Analysis from Washington and Jefferson College. Capri is…
Students

Nicholas Birdsong

Policy Analyst
Nicholas holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washburn University in Topeka, KS (2012), JD from the University of Kansas (2015). He served as part of the research staff at the KU Law Library, before working as a Policy Specialist at NCSL in dual…
Students

Kaitlin Colyer

Policy Analyst
Kaitlin is a Policy Analyst for CLOSUP. She is an undergraduate majoring in Organizational Studies through LSA with a minor in Public Policy at the Ford School. Kaitlyn is most interested in voting behavior and the impact of public opinion on…
Students

Fanta Conde

Policy Analyst
Fanta is a Communications Research Assistant at CLOSUP. She is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School. She holds Bachelors in Political Science and Philosophy from Penn State University. Prior to joining the Ford School, Fanta worked…
Students

Kristina Curtiss

Policy Analyst
Kristina Curtiss is a life-long Michigander and community development advocate. Currently based in Detroit, her work in the governmental and non-profit sectors bridges opportunity divides across the state by supporting policy innovation in workforce…
Students

Meredith Days

Policy Analyst
Meredith Days, Ford School Class of 2021 -- I grew up in Arlington, MA (right outside Boston). I am involved in community service and community action on campus, spending my time organizing community service for Michigan Community Scholars Program…
Students

Alexa Goldstein

Policy Analyst
Alexa is a Policy Analyst helping with data analysis and marketing for CLOSUP’s Michigan Public Policy Survey. She is an undergraduate student in the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan (Class of 2024). Her…
Students

Kelly Higgins

Policy Analyst
Kelly is a Policy Analyst studying agricultural runoff policy and Lake Erie harmful algal blooms for CLOSUP. She is a current senior in LSA (class of 2021) studying political science and water and the environment through PiTE. Alongside her role at…
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

Christian Ilarraza Colon

Policy Analyst
In 2017, Christian Ilarraza Colon graduated from Florida International University with a BA in International Relations and a certificate in the Middle East and Central Asia studies. During his studies, Mr. Ilarraza Colon studied Turkish as a 2015…
Students

Clare Knutson

Policy Analyst
Clare moved to the Detroit area from Canada in 2016 to work as an engineer in the automotive industry. Clare attended McGill University in Montréal where she received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. After working as a design engineer on…