J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor
Charles R. Shipan is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor of Social Sciences, professor of political science in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and a professor (by courtesy) of public policy at the Ford School.
Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan, Shipan served on the faculty at the University of Iowa. He also has held positions as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution and as a visiting scholar at Trinity College in Dublin, the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Australian National University.
He is the author of Designing Judicial Review, co-author of Deliberate Discretion? and The U.S. Congress, and has written numerous articles and book chapters on political institutions and public policy. For his research he has received the Herbert Simon Award, the Deil Wright Award, the Richard Fenno Prize, the William Riker Award, and several other honors.
He is currently working on a range of research projects, including a comparative study of anti-smoking laws in the U.S. and Switzerland, conflict between the president and Senate over Supreme Court nominations, a cross-national evaluation of policy durability, congressional delegation to agencies and courts, and the effects of bipartisanship on public policy. Shipan received a BA in chemistry from Carleton College and an MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University.
- Introduction to American Politics (undergraduate)
- Politics, Political Institutions, and Public Policy (undergraduate)
- American Politics (graduate)
- American Political Institutions (graduate)
- Ford School of Public Policy
Field(s) of Study
- American Government
- Comparative Government
- Public Policy
- Law, Courts, and Politics