Dwight Brady and Greg Warchol are recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Faculty Awards at Northern Michigan University. They were introduced to the NMU Board of Trustees and honored at spring commencement for their significant contributions to the university and to their professional areas.

            Brady joined the NMU communication and performance studies faculty in 1997. He has taught several broadcasting courses – from writing and announcing to studio and field production. Outside of the classroom, his creative endeavors include three television documentaries: Michigan’s Gray Wolf: Ghost of the Big Timber and The U.P. 200: A Community Pulling Together, both of which aired on WNMU-TV; and Michigan’s Green Energy Economy, which was broadcast on all Michigan PBS affiliates as part of the award-winning “Michigan At Risk” series. Brady holds a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State, a master’s from Michigan State and a doctorate from Tennessee.

            Warchol, a criminal justice professor, is a recognized authority on criminal activity in Africa related to natural resources theft, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Other research interests include asset forfeiture, workplace violence, crime reporting patterns, drug trafficking, organizational behavior and transnational crime. He has taught at NMU since 1998 and spent one year as interim department head. Warchol has served as the departmental team leader for NMU's effort to develop dual degree programs, research opportunities and study-abroad courses with the Regional University of the North in Chihuahua, Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his doctorate from Michigan State.

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