Michael W. Hamm, PhD

Michael W. Hamm

Dr. Michael W. Hamm is the C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University. He has a B.A. in Biology from Northwestern University, a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and was a NIH post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. Mike is currently affiliated with the Departments of Community Sustainability; Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; and Food Science and Human Nutrition. Prior to moving to MSU, he was Dean of Academic and Student Programs for Cook College, Rutgers University and had 19 years on the faculty in Nutritional Sciences. He was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program and founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm. At MSU he was founding director of the Center for Regional Food Systems and is now its Senior Fellow. Mike’s primary research area encompasses regional and sustainable food systems with a current special interest in city region food systems–both domestic and international. He was a consultant on sustainability to the recent U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. (East Lansing, MI)