Sara Rinfret | Associate Professor and Chair, Public Admin; MPA Director
"Women, Public Policy, and Politics"
Sara Rinfret teaches courses on regulatory policy, environmental policy, state and local government, public policy and public administration. She is the chair of the Department of Public Administration and Policy and director for the Master of Public Administration program. Her research focuses on environmental regulations, especially the interactions between agencies and interest groups during the stages of environmental rule-making at the federal and state level. To date, she has published five books and contributed to multiple journals, including the Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy. In 2018, she was awarded UM’s “Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year” Award.