Dr. Kenny Broad
Dr. Kenneth Broad is Director of the Leonard and Jane Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and a Professor in the Division of Marine Affairs and Policy at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Additionally, he holds a joint appointment at Columbia University where he serves as Co-Director of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.
Working around the globe, Dr. Broad has directed major interdisciplinary efforts to study diverse aspects of human and environmental interaction, including climate impacts and human perception, the use and misuse of scientific information, decision making under uncertainty, and ecosystem based management.
Internationally known for his exploration of underwater caves, Dr. Broad has participated in and led scientific and film expeditions on several continents, including the exploration of one of the world's deepest caves in Mexico's Huautla Plateau. Most recently, he led a multidisciplinary team on a National Geographic Society expedition to explore the underwater caves of the Bahamas. Internationally published in numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Broad is currently an Associate Editor of the American Meteorological Society’s Climate, Weather and Society journal. Dr. Broad was the recipient of a prestigious 2006 National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer Award and was elected a Fellow National of The Explorers Club in 2009.
He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999, and his Master’s degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami in 1992. He completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1989.
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