Michael J. Havice Ed.D. retired, Associate Professor, Broadcast & Electronic Communication, Marquette University College of Communication 1984 to 2013.
Michael grew up while traveling the continental United States and the Pacific. His appreciation for artistic creativity was prompted by the many places he’s lived and by each person who took the time to share the sights and sounds of their world. He experienced amazing sights and lived each country. Now Michael travels near and far to capture moments expressing the stories of our world.
After graduating from Northern Michigan University, Marquette Michigan he took on teaching English at Engadine District High School, Michigan, he was English Department Head (K-12), produced two school plays a year, supervised the School Library and coached the High School Forensics team. He was tenured. What a great start to a wonderful career. Michael got married then decided to go to graduate school and find a job in higher education. After a second bachelor’s degree (Radio and Television) and then a master’s degree (Telecommunication), he took his first University teaching position at Southwest State University, Marshal Minnesota. He taught and built the Radio and Television curriculum, supervised the production of student Television entertainment, news and sports programming, including swim meets and connecting the University Television Operation with local access cable television programming originating from the University. He petitioned for and received a $75K development (equipment) grant from the Office of the President to update the University Radio and Television facility. An opportunity presented itself to apply for a Radio and Television position at Drake University. He was hired as an Assistant Professor, tenured and promoted to Associate Professor during his third year teaching. He taught a full load of writing, production, theory and management courses and produced 5 half hour student Television programs each week during each semester. Next Michael got his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Drake. Then an opportunity arose to teach, do research and production at Marquette University, Milwaukee WI. He was hired as Assistant Professor in 1984, tenured (again) after 6 years and promoted to Associate Professor. Teaching, production, research, grants and community service filled his life. His professional duties are pleasures involving all aspects of the growing Telecommunication environment. He served as Department Chair, and many University Committees.
During his career Michael helped students and colleagues achieve intellectual and artistic goals, goals that improve their lives as well as the lives of others. His service on the MARN Board of Directors will continue his passion inspired by working with the MARN artistic community. He looks forward to working with the curious and inspiring artists.