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Meet Gerstacker Students

Meet Our Students

Our students come from all walks of life. Their diverse backgrounds allow them to not only learn and grow from each other, but also leave a positive impression on the Gerstacker Institute. Each of our students leaves the program having made a significant impact on the program, their peers, and the professors who've instructed them.

This section is meant to give you an insight into the breadth of students we have in the program. These students not only share their professional and personal ambitions, but also share some of their fondest Gerstacker memories. Of course, from day one our students are taught to learn from each other's experiences, so look for advice for prospective students.

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Advisory Committee Members and Affiliated Faculty

Jon Hooks, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics and Management
B.S., 1984, Cameron University; M.A., 1985, University of Texas, Dallas; PhD, 1989, Michigan State University

Bindu Madhok, Chair and John W. Porter Endowed Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
B.A., 1983, University of Calcutta; Ph.D., 1990, Brown University

Al Pheley, Director, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
B.A., 1982, Indiana University; M.S., 1984, North Dakota State University; 1990, University of Minnesota

William Rose, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
B.A., 1981, & J.D., 1987, University of Toledo; Ph.D., 1999, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Gregory Saltzman, Professor, Economics and Management
S.B., S.M., 1976, MIT; Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kyle Shanton, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Education
B.A., 1985 University of Iowa; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1998, University of Arizona

Douglas White, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
B.S., 1976, Pennsylvania State University; M.S., 1978, University of Tennessee;
Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University