Interim Executive Director of Federal Relations and Federal Research
444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 820
Washington, D.C. 20001
Assistant: Rachael Richmond, senior executive assistant,
As Interim Executive Director for Federal Relations and Federal Research, Canfield works closely with academic leaders, faculty, and staff across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses — informing and advising them on federal legislative, regulatory and research policy developments that affect the U-M research enterprise. His role reflects the importance federal investments play at research universities and as the largest sponsor of U-M research.
Canfield serves as the university’s primary contact with Congress, the executive branch, federal agencies, research organizations, professional societies and public policy organizations. Through these activities, he plays a key role in supporting the university’s mission to serve the nation.