Michael P. Ferber
Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at The King’s University
Michael hails from a small town in West Virginia where he grew up hiking and backpacking in the Appalachian Mountains. His early career balanced bi-vocational roles in youth ministry and pastoral leadership in small churches with full time positions in such eclectic areas as GIS Tech at his county’s Planning Commission, Vice-Principal of a Christian K-8, Marketing and Development Director for World Vision Appalachia and GK-12 Fellow for the National Science Foundation. Along the way he picked up a Master of Divinity, a Master of Arts in Education and a PhD in Human Geography. In 2008 he and his family abandoned their Appalachian roots to settle in Edmonton, Alberta where Michael became Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at The King’s University. In 2012 he was seconded as Director of Development at King’s while remaining on faculty and in 2015 was promoted to Vice-President of Student Life and Dean of Students. In 2020 he returned to faculty for a sabbatical and an opportunity to spend more time practicing his love of teaching and research.