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About Us


The Poverty Solutions team includes faculty, staff, fellows, and advisors with diverse areas of expertise and professional backgrounds that inform our research, data analysis, public policy recommendations, and public engagement efforts.

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Faculty Directors


Special Advisors

Deans’ Advisory Board

Kathryn (Beth) Angell
Dean, School of Social Work; Professor, Social Work

Valeria Bertacco
Vice Provost, Engaged Learning; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

F. DuBois Bowman
Dean, School of Public Health; Roderick Joseph Little Collegiate Professor, Public Health

Kate Cagney
Director, Institute for Social Research; Professor, Sociology

Jonathan Massey
Dean, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Professor, Architecture

Elizabeth Moje
Dean, School of Education; Arthur F. Thurnau and George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor, Education

Kathleen Sienko
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Sociology