Michael Broadway

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Northern Michigan University

Michael Broadway is Professor and Chair of the Northern Michigan University Geography Department. Michael earned his bachelors degree in education from Nottingham University, his master’s degree in geography from London University and his doctorate in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign (1983). Focusing on social and agricultural geography, he has published more than forty refereed articles, fifteen book chapters, and numerous reports and monographs. Along with co-author Don Stull, he recently published his second book on the meatpacking industry, entitled Slaughterhouse Blues (Wadsworth: 2004). His research has often been cited in the mass media, including Forbes Magazine and the New York Times. He has served as an issue analyst for a U.S. Congressman, as an expert witness in court cases in Canada and in the U.S. regarding the hog and beef industries, and as a consultant to state governments regarding social services to refugee workers. His research was featured in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary in 1998 that aired on The Journal. In the future Michael plans to apply for a Fulbright Fellowship to Australia to undertake a study of the meat industry for comparison to his research in Canada and the U.S.


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    Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Northern Michigan University