Our team

Liz Gerber

Director

Elisabeth Gerber

Gerber’s research focuses on regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation, sustainable development, urban climate adaptation, transportation policy, community and economic development, local fiscal capacity, and local political accountability.
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Associate Director

Cindy Bank

Prior to coming to the Ford School, Cindy spent more than 22 years in the University of Michigan's Washington DC office where she served as a liaison for the University with Congress, the Administration and national higher education associations on…
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Community Engagement Manager

DeAndré J. Calvert

DeAndré helps connect students to non-profits, advocacy organizations, small businesses, and local government to foster engaged learning. He previously worked as a community leader in the city of Detroit in various positions including Dispatcher for…
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Administrative Assistant

Mariam Negaran

Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Assistant for the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E). Prior to joining the P3E team at the Ford School, Mariam worked in student services at the International Programs in Engineering at the College of…
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