Faculty Director

H. Luke Shaefer
H. Luke Shaefer
Faculty Director


Trevor Bechtel
Trevor Bechtel
Student Engagement Coordinator

Afton Branche
Afton Branche
Strategic Projects Manager

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
Assistant Director, Detroit Partnership on Economic Mobility

Jennifer Erb-Downward
Jennifer Erb-Downward
Senior Research Associate

Tatyana Fykes
Tatyana Fykes
Social Media Coordinator, a partnership with U-M Social

Jordan Greene
Jordan Greene
Project Manager, Summer Youth Employment

Ashleigh Johnson
Ashleigh Johnson
Community Engagement and Relationship Manager, Detroit Partnership on Economic Mobility

Kristen Kerecman
Kristen Kerecman
Communications and Public Engagement Director

Kate Naranjo
Kate Naranjo
Senior Manager, Strategic Projects, based in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Nothaft
Amanda Nothaft
Data and Evaluation Manager

Joshua Rivera
Joshua Rivera
Senior Data and Policy Advisor, Detroit Partnership on Economic Mobility

Sharon Sand
Sharon Sand
Project Lead, DMACS

Damien Siwik
Damien Siwik
Administrative Coordinator

Lauren Slagter
Lauren Slagter
Communications Specialist

Julia Weinert
Julia Weinert
Managing Director

Detroit Fellows

Joshua Edmonds
Joshua Edmonds
City of Detroit Mayor’s Office Digital Inclusion Fellow

Karen Otzen
Karen Otzen
City of Detroit Mayor’s Office Affordable Housing Policy Fellow
Laura Urteaga-Fuentes
Laura Urteaga-Fuentes
City of Detroit Mayor's Office Homelessness Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellows

Silvia Robles
Silvia Robles
Postdoctoral fellow at the Education Policy Initiative

Richard Rodems
Richard Rodems
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Special Advisers

Barbara Brush
Barbara Brush
Professor, U-M School of Nursing

Eric Deuweke
Eric Deuweke
Lecturer, U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Assistant Professor, U-M School of Information and College of Engineering

Paula Fomby
Paula Fomby
Associate Director, U-M Population Studies Center

Harry Holzer
Harry Holzer
Professor, Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy
Broderick Johnson
Broderick Johnson
Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling

Deans’ Advisory Board

Michael Barr
Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law

F. DuBois Bowman
Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health and Professor of Biostatistics

Rosario Ceballo
Associate Dean for Social Sciences; Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

Scott DeRue
Edward J. Frey Dean of Business, Ross School of Business; Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business

James P. Holloway
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Moje
Dean, School of Education; George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Kathleen Sienko
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Miller Faculty Scholar Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Lynn Videka (Chair)
Dean, School of Social Work; Professor of Social Work