NMU President Fritz J. Erickson

Fritz J. Erickson
602 Cohodas Hall
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, Michigan 49855


Fritz Erickson became Northern Michigan University's 15th president on July 1, 2014. Prior to his tenure at NMU, Dr. Erickson served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Ferris State University in Big Rapids. He formerly was dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, dean and professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Eastern Washington University and chair of the education department/professor of education and psychology at Michigan Technological University. Erickson holds an interdisciplinary Ed.D. in educational psychology, technology and research methodology and a master’s in curriculum and instruction, both from the University of Northern Colorado, and a bachelor’s in social sciences from Western Michigan University.