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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…
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Natalie Fitzpatrick

Project Manager
Natalie joined CLOSUP in 2015 and serves as project manager for the CLOSUP Fiscal Health Project and assists with project management for the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS). She also manages CLOSUP's web and social media outreach activities. She…
Staff

Debra Horner

Senior Program Manager
Debra joined CLOSUP in 2008, helped design and launch the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), and serves as the senior program manager for the MPPS. In addition to her work at CLOSUP, Debra has been a regular lecturer in U-M's Political Science…
Staff

Jankeesh Sandhu

Research and Data Specialist
Jankeesh joined CLOSUP in May 2022 and serves as the Research and Data Specialist. She is involved in research, data analysis, and reporting on the Michigan Public Policy Survey and on the Fiscal Health Project. She also performs a full range of ad…
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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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Jenna Bednar

Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Jenna Bednar is a professor of public policy and political science at the University of Michigan and a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. Professor Bednar's research is on the analysis of institutions, focusing on the…
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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…
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James L. Tatum

Lecturer in Political Science; Principal and Owner of River Park Consultancy, LLC;
James L. Tatum III is the Principal and Owner of River Park Consultancy, LLC. Previously, he served as an analyst in the City of Detroit’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) where he prepared cost benefit analyses of City projects, asset…
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Shu Wang

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Shu Wang is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to her appointment at EMU, she was an assistant professor at Michigan State University where she taught classes in policy analysis and…
Students

Hank Peters-Woods

Policy Analyst
Hank is a Policy Analyst for the Michigan Public Policy Survey researching opinions of local officials on local, state, and federal operations. He is an undergraduate at Michigan studying political science, history of law & policy, and American…
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

Margaret Walthall

Policy Analyst
Margaret is a Policy Analyst studying the modernization of fiscal data reporting for local government. She is a masters student at the Ford School (class of 2023), and has a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 2020 and a…