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Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

ENGAGE: DETROIT Program Manager and LEO Lecturer I

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, MSW '10, is a political social worker and community organizer with over 10 years of experience in various social justice areas, including labor, healthcare, voting, immigration, housing and disability. Ghazi Edwin serves as a lecturer and program manager for the School of Social Work's ENGAGE initiative, where she creates and facilitates virtual discussions for the school and community-at-large. Ghazi Edwin specializes in community-based research and developing and teaching community-engaged courses. She is the creator and co-director of the School of Social Work's Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design certificate program. In addition to her MSW, Ghazi Edwin holds a Lean Six Sigma from U-M's School of Engineering.

In 2022, Ghazi Edwin was elected to Ann Arbor City Council representing Ward 3 - a region that includes the School of Social Work - for a four-year term. Ghazi Edwin also serves as the Governor Whitmer-appointed chair of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

Ghazi Edwin received U-M's James T. Neubacher Certificate of Appreciation in October 2020. In 2021, she received the DEI Impact Award from the School of Social Work, and was one of five faculty university-wide to receive U-M's Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.


Year Degree   School
2010 MSW Social Policy and Evaluation/Community & Social Systems University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007 BA Political Science & Sociology Albion College, Albion, MI
Year Description
2022 Disability Inclusion Fund Grantmaking Committee, Borealis Philanthropy
2021 Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP), UM Office of the Provost
2021 Teacher of the Year Nomination, Student Union, School of Social Work
2021 Staff DEI Impact Award, School of Social Work
2020 Certificate of Appreciation from the James T. Neubacher Awards Committee
2020 CRLT Teaching Award

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