Regional Executive Director
Great Lakes Regional Center
Mike Shriberg, Ph.D., is the Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center. The regional office works with the National Wildlife Federation and other organizations in each of the Great Lakes states. Major projects include Great Lakes restoration; prevention of the introduction of aquatic invasive species; Great Lakes water management reform; protection of the Great Lakes from climate change; and outdoor education for children.
Mike’s work has focused on Great Lakes protection, energy policy and campus sustainability. He was one of the original Steering Committee members of the Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes coalition, a primary advocate for the Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, and an expert in on organizational change and leadership for sustainability in higher education. Mike has published over 20 articles, testified in many hearings and been quoted in papers ranging from The New York Times to the Detroit Free Press.
Mike came to the National Wildlife Federation in 2015 from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute and as a Lecturer in the Program in the Environment and Earth & Environmental Sciences. Prior to the University of Michigan, Mike was the Policy Director at the Ecology Center and the Director of Environment Michigan. He also previously served as the Environmental Studies Program Director and an Assistant Professor at Chatham University.
Mike earned his MS and Ph.D. in Resource Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology & Society with a concentration in Environment & Business from Cornell University.
When not advocating for the Great Lakes, Mike is spending time as much time outdoors as possible with his family and friends. He is an avid hiker, kayaker, backpacker, and general outdoor enthusiast/traveler.
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