Public Policy - Models of the policy process

Graeme T. Boushey Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Dr. Boushey received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in 2007.  His research focuses on public policy innovation and political decision-making in America. His book Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), integrates research from agenda setting and epidemiology to model factors that shape the speed and scope of public policy diffusion. As a Scholar, he explored how American state governments respond to complex health policy threats, initially focusing on state vaccination and tobacco control programs.  He also initiated a related project on rulemaking in state public health agencies.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Charles R. Shipan Ph.D.

Cohort 3 — Michigan Alumni List
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Science, Department of Political Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Shipan received his PhD and MA in Political Science from Stanford University and his BA in Chemistry from Carleton College.  Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Dr. Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa and held positions as a research fellow at The Brookings Institution and a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin.  His most recent book, Deliberate Discretion? The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (co-authored with John D. Huber), received the Richard F. Fenno Prize, the William Riker Award, and the Gregory Luebbert Award from the American Political Science Association.  Dr. Shipan is also the author of Designing Judicial Review: Interest Groups, Congress, and Communications Policy and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy.  He is currently engaged in a large-scale study of the diffusion of antismoking laws in U.S. states and cities and an examination of why some public policies have longer lives than others.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Craig M. Volden Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy and Politics
Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Volden received both his PhD (Economics) and BA (Political Science) from Stanford University. His current projects include studies of innovation and policy diffusion across states and localities, and an analysis of the legislative effectiveness of individual members of Congress. He is Co-director of the Legislative Effectiveness Project (thelawmakers.org). Before joining the Batten School, Professor Volden taught at the Ohio State University, the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and Claremont Graduate University. His most recent book, Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress: The Lawmakers (winner of the 2015 Fenno Prize and the 2015 Gladys M. Kammerer Award), co-authored with Alan Wiseman, explores the effectiveness of individual members of Congress in overcoming policy gridlock. His most prominent work on issues of federalism focuses on why some policies diffuse across states and localities while others do not. He has published numerous articles in such journals as: American Political Science Review; American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Politics; Legislative Studies Quarterly; Public Administration Review; Journal of Public Policy; and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.

Discipline: Political Science