Marian Krzyzowski is the retired Director of the University of Michigan’s Economic Growth Institute (EGI), formerly the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy (IRLEE), and a former lecturer at the U-M’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. During his more than 40 years of employment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he has directed programs in regional economic and community development, small business assistance, and capacity building at non-profits and NGOs in urban as well as rural areas, domestically and internationally. He has taught economics, social work practice, and Detroit history at the University of Michigan and at Wayne State University in Detroit. Mr. Krzyzowski has degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University and a MSW degree from the University of Michigan. Concurrent to his University of Michigan appointments, Mr. Krzyzowski practiced as a child and family therapist for 15 years with Catholic Social Services, the University of Michigan Center for the Child and Family, and in private practice.