H. Luke Shaefer
H. Luke Shaefer

Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

H. Luke Shaefer is the Hermann and Amalie Kohn professor of social justice and social policy and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is also a professor of social work and the inaugural director of Poverty Solutions, an interdisciplinary, presidential initiative that partners with communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty. Shaefer has presented his research at the White House and before numerous federal agencies, has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, and has advised a number of the nation’s largest human service providers. He received his B.A. in politics from Oberlin College, and his A.M. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

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