Charles Shipan

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Charles Shipan

J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor
Department Chair

Office Location(s): 5753 Haven Hall
734.763.3080
cshipan@umich.edu
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Ford School of Public Policy
  • Fields of Study
    • American Government
    • Comparative Government
    • Public Policy
    • Law, Courts, and Politics
  • About

    Charles R. Shipan is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy (By Courtesy). Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, 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. He is the author of Designing Judicial Review and coauthor of Deliberate Discretion? and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. He is currently engaged in a large-scale study of antismoking laws in U.S. states and cities and an examination of why some public policies have longer lives than others.

  • Education
    • Stanford University, MA and Ph.D. (Political Science)
    • Carleton College, B.A. (Chemistry)
  • Courses Taught
    • Introduction to American Politics (undergraduate)
    • Politics, Political Institutions, and Public Policy (undergraduate)
    • American Politics (graduate)
    • American Political Institutions (graduate)