Mike Stiehl

Senior Policy Analyst

Mike Stiehl is a Senior Policy Analyst with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. During his time at Chapin Hall, he has both managed and worked on a variety of projects in a wide array of public policy settings, including child welfare, community development, education, and human services. He has provided data analysis and visualization to leadership for strategic planning and policy development. He applies a strong analytical skillset to complex service systems and administrative data, applying innovative techniques to analyzing data, developing policies and objectives, and communicating those objectives to a broad audience. Stiehl has also successfully incorporated GIS into sound project planning, strategy development, and the use of metrics to guide implementation and evaluation.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Stiehl held staff and faculty positions at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois. In those positions, he frequently worked with the heads of large public policy organizations, including the Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Director of Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Chief of Staff of Chicago Public Schools. Additionally, he worked as an analyst at the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS), the predecessor to Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and Chicago Metropolis 2020, where he worked on The Metropolis Plan: Choices for the Chicago Region which won the 2003 American Planning Association’s Burnham Award for planning excellence.

Stiehl has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning and economic development from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in geography.

Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Stiehl, M., Marwell, N., & Mader, N. (2017, December). Human Services 360 Project: Using data science to help cities improve human service provision. Project summary presented at the MetroLab Network Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Stiehl, M., & Doppelt, S. (2017, October). Closing the loop: Using data to improve service utilization. Presentation at the 23rd Annual Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Statewide Conference, Lisle, IL.

Stiehl, M. (2017, October). Toward the use of geospatial predictive analytics in service contracting. Presentation at the 2017 Illinois Geographic Information Systems Association (ILGISA) conference, Bloomington-Normal, IL.

Weiner, D. A., Leon, S. C., & Stiehl, M. J. (2011). Demographic, clinical, and geographic predictors of placement disruption among foster care youth receiving wraparound services. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20(6), 758-770.