H. Luke Shaefer

2021 Winner

President’s Award for Public Impact

Poverty Solutions; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; School of Social Work

H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions, professor of social work in the School of Social Work, and the Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, will receive the 2021 President’s Award for Public Impact. This award honors individuals whose research and expertise tangibly addresses a major public-sector challenge.

Shaefer’s work on the expanded Child Tax Credit, and his impassioned dedication to leveraging research to help communities and advance social policy, were referenced in his nomination. The expansion of the tax credit was motivated in part by Shaefer’s work, on which he partnered with the city of Detroit.