For the Media

Welcome to the newsroom for the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Our public relations team is available to connect journalists with Michigan Ross thought leaders and faculty experts. Also, we can provide information about our programs, research, and events. We’re all former journalists, so we understand deadlines and the importance of quick responses.

There are many resources here, including fast facts, our faculty expert list, press releases, and photos and images, but for immediate assistance please contact Matt Trevor,

Faculty Experts

Michigan Ross is home to many globally recognized thought leaders who put their ideas into action. Ross faculty and staff are available to speak with reporters and share their unique insights and expertise on almost every business-related topic, including entrepreneurship, healthcare, positive leadership, organizational culture, technology, and social impact.

Our Faculty

The following faculty experts can be made available for comment      
on the following timely and trending topics:      

Diversity in business

Cindy Schipani Cindy Schipani      

EXPERTISE: gender diversity in leadership, corporate law/governance


Cindy SchipaniScott Page      

EXPERTISE: the functional roles of diversity in complex social systems, the design of political and economic institutions, the role of models in improving our abilities to think, communicate, and design, and the emergence of collective intelligence


Corporate activism

Jerry DavisJerry Davis      

EXPERTISE: corporate activism, gig economy, boards of directors, effects of finance on society, social movements, IPOs, tech policy


Sustainability and climate change

Andy HoffmanAndy Hoffman      

EXPERTISE: climate change (public opinion, market implications, carbon neutrality), sustainable business more broadly (cultural implications, business strategies for sustainable development)


Tom LyonTom Lyon      

EXPERTISE: climate change policy, including encouraging transparency around political influence and constructive engagement in policy discussions 



Sarah MillerSarah Miller      

EXPERTISE: healthcare economics/policy, Affordable Care Act


thomas buchmuellerTom Buchmueller      

EXPERTISE: health insurance, healthcare, health-related public policies (served as Senior Health Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama and helped write the Affordable Care Act)


Social media and data privacy

Eric SchwartzEric Schwartz      

EXPERTISE: data, data science, valuation/profitability of startups using customer data, data privacy issues, ethics of data and algorithms, machine learning, AI, customer analytics, online advertising/different types of business models around online advertising, streaming media content businesses


Marcus CollinsMarcus Collins      

EXPERTISE: brands and culture, strategic brand marketing, advertising, social media, social media policy



Erik GordonErik Gordon      

EXPERTISE: entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and activism, IPOs, investment banking, financial services, funds, antitrust, securities and financial services regulations, the biomedical industry, transportation, ML, DL, and FinTech.


Education operations

Samantha KepplerSamantha Keppler      

EXPERTISE: education systems, management of human and material resources in public schools, educational nonprofits, and edtech companies; taught high school math in the Bronx, New York for three years.


To connect with one of our experts, please contact

Fast Facts

Need information about Michigan Ross? Here’s a roundup of frequently requested information. 

Official name: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (use on first reference)

Informal name: Michigan Ross (use on second reference)

Mission: We are committed to building a better world through business. 

  • Sharon F. Matusik, Edward J. Frey Dean of Business, Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business
  • Amy Byron-Oilar, Chief of Staff
  • Kerry Flynn, Chief Information Officer 
  • Roman Kapuscinski, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
  • Jennifer Monaghan, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Sean O’Neil, Chief Financial Officer
  • Cathy Shakespeare, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Gretchen Spreitzer, Associate Dean for Executive and Corporate Relations
  • S. Sriram, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs 
  • Carolyn Yoon, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

More information about Ross leadership

  • Year established: 1924
  • 56,000+ alumni in 114 countries 
  • 153 full-time faculty
  • 71 adjunct or visiting faculty 
  • 14 world-class institutes and centers

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