Michael S. Vasicek
Office:  BIS 517
Phone:  (231) 591-5371
e-mail:  vasicem@ferris.edu


Wayne State University, Ed.D.  Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Saginaw Valley State University, M.A.  Leadership and Public Administration
Ferris State University, B.S.  Criminal Justice

Professional Experience:

32 years of law enforcement, retired as Undersheriff from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan.   Supervised the patrol, court security, animal control, detectives and corrections. 

Papers and Presentations:

Reseach paper, 2015. Learning about Students: Developing a Career-Based Criminal Justice Curriculum. Published in Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, Volume 11, Issue 1. Co-authored with Dr. Steven Hundersmarck.

Presentation, 2015. Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI. Co-presented with Dr. Steven Hundersmarck.

Presentation, 2015. Citizens Perception of Crime, Big Rapids, MI. Presented to Big Rapids Department of Public Safety. Co-present with Dr. Steven Hundersmarck.

Honors and Awards:

Jail Transition Recognition Award, 2009
Michigan Sheriff’s Association of Michigan, Distinguished Service Medal (2000)
D.A.R.E. Officers Association of Michigan, Award of valor (2000)
State of Michigan Legislative Tribute (2000)
National Elks Lodge, Drug Awareness Chair, Outstanding Lodge (1988-89)
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Distinguished Civilian Award (1998)
Midland County Bar, Liberty Bell Award (1995)
State of Michigan House of Representatives Resolution (1993)
National Exchange club, Officer of the Year (1993)

Hobbies and Interests:

Enjoy reading Civil War books and visiting battlefields, as well as Detroit Red Wings and Great Lakes Loons minor league baseball