Dr. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2015. Rabe is also the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy and holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Political Science and School for Environment and Sustainability. He is the author of five books and more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles or book chapters and has received four major awards from the American Political Science Association in recognition of his scholarship. Rabe co-chaired the Assumable Waters Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency and served on prior NAPA panels involving the Department of Interior and the Department of Commerce.