Michael Broderick


I received a Bachelor’s in Specialized Studies in Ethnobotanical Ecology and a Master’s of International Affairs in Southeast Asia Studies from Ohio University.

Prior to graduate school, I participated in an agroforestry study abroad program in Sub-Saharan Africa (Chad) where I studied traditional farming and herding methods and their effect on desertification. I also spent two field seasons working on a prehistoric archaeological dig for the Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska, Alaska.

Presently I am the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Tutoring Services for the Academic Advancement Center at Ohio University and an academic advisor for the College Adjustment Program.

On a personal note, I am an avid gardener, landscaper, mushroom hunter and a member of Slow Food International. I have also lived in a two hundred year old farmhouse where my wife and I grew vegetables and raised chickens, ducks and turkeys for eggs and meat. I’m now restoring a turn of the century American Foursquare on East State Street and raising two children with my wife Amy. Ultimately, I want to teach and conduct research at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy where I can combine scholarship with community development and continue to study, teach, cook and eat.