Alumni Perpective: Undergraduate Research


Michael J. Chiarappa, PhD. '81

Associate Professor of History
and Environmental Studies
Western Michigan University


“My research advisors scholarly ethic left an indelible mark on me, and his demands for careful research and writing continue to influence my work as an American environmental and cultural historian. Furthermore, his guidance in my undergraduate research has been instrumental in helping me make my scholarship socially relevant—a real asset in my role as a public historian where I actively work with maritime communities”.