- UC BerkeleyFaculty, 2011 - present
- Current TVHost of "The War Room", 2011 - 2013
- Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy ProgramSenior Advisor, 2011 - 2012
- State of MichiganGovernor, 2003 - 2011
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm is a former attorney general and two-term governor of Michigan, a distinguished professor of law and public policy at UC Berkeley, a co-author of The Washington Post bestselling political book, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future, and one of the nation’s leading authorities on clean energy policy.
Granholm was elected governor of Michigan in 2002, and in 2006, she was re-elected with the largest number of votes ever cast for governor in Michigan. As governor, Granholm led the state through a brutal economic downturn that resulted from a meltdown in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. She worked relentlessly to diversify the state’s economy, strengthen its auto industry, preserve the advanced manufacturing sector, and add new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy, to Michigan’s economic portfolio. Today, Granholm advocates for a national commitment to advanced manufacturing, worker training, and clean energy.
After leaving office, Granholm hosted Current TV’s national political analysis show “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” and co-authored the Washington Post political bestseller, A Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future. In addition to teaching courses in law and public policy at UC Berkeley, she also serves as the chair of Granholm Mulhern Associates.
Granholm is an honors graduate of both the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She and her husband have three children.
- Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. Law, 1987
- University of California, BerkeleyPolitical Science/French, 1984