Dr. Kenny Broad is an Associate Professor of Marine Affairs and Policy at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and is Director of the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. Broad holds a joint appointment at Columbia University where he is co-Director of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED).
Associate Professor, Marine Affairs and Policy
Director, The Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
As an environmental anthropologist, Broad has directed major interdisciplinary research initiatives addressing diverse aspects of the relationship between humans and their environment. He has also led numerous scientific and film expeditions to extreme environments, including the exploration of one of the world’s deepest caves in Mexico’s Huautla Plateau, as well as a recent mission to explore underwater caves in the Bahamas that was featured as the cover story of the August 2010 National Geographic Magazine.
Broad was the recipient of a prestigious National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer Award in 2006 and was elected a Fellow National of The Explorers Club in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1999.