Dr. Michael Ferber

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8130


Michael has a Ph.D. in Geography, a Masters in Education as well as a Master of Divinity. He has been a county planner, a secondary school principal, a pastor, the Marketing and Development Director for World Vision Appalachia, and Vice President for Student Life at The King's University. He moved to Canada from the United States in 2008 to direct the Environmental Studies program and teach ENVS and Geography courses. Michael’s primary area of study is in cultural geography—specifically the geography of religion—but his interdisciplinary research interests span the sciences and social sciences. 

Research interests

  • Scale in the geography of religion
  • Christianity in China
  • The geography of Christian denominationalism 
  • Geographic education
  • Poverty studies
  • Creation care and environmental stewardship


  • CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive). 2012. CFRE International
  • EP (Environmental Professional). 2011. Eco-Canada


  • Physical Geography (GEOG 201), Spring I term
  • International Development and Sustainability at the Au Sable Institute, Summer II Session

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