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Cathy Browers, EdD, MBA, CFEI

Cathy Browers, EdD, MBA, CFEI

Cathy Browers, EdD, MBA, CFEI
Cathy Browers, EdD, MBA, CFEI

Associate Professor, Management
Phone: (231) 591-3145
Email: [email protected]


  • EdD, Doctorate of Education, Central Michigan University, Educational Leadership, Advanced Studies in Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Certified Financial Education Instructor, National Financial Educators Council, Financial Educator, Financial Training
  • MBA, Master of Business Administration, Ferris State University, Business Administration, Advanced Studies in Management Tools & Techniques
  • BS, Ferris State University, Accountancy
  • BS, Michigan State University, Human Environment and Design, Human Ecology


Dr. Browers worked in business management for over 20 years before she came to teach at Ferris State University. That included employment at public, private, and non-profit organizations. In one non-profit experience Dr. Browers was fortunate to be part of a team of professionals contracted to perform auditing oversight for the federal Head Start agency. The team specialized in tribal Head Start programs throughout the United States.

During her years working in management, Dr. Browers also owned and operated three businesses. Her current business adventure, a farm, is owned and operated with her husband out of Rodney Michigan. Stoney Grove Farm has been in business for 19 years, and raises grass fed cattle and other products using organic practices. During the past five years Stoney Grove Farm has grown substantially as consumers demonstrate an increased interest in natural and organic food. Dr. Browers believes that it is extremely important to have hands-on business experience in order to be relevant in a business classroom.

Dr. Browers has been a professor in the College of Business at Ferris State University since 2007. She has taught courses in financial and managerial accounting, financial management, ethics and fraud, management and associated metrics, small business systems, and entrepreneurship. She has also been a guest lecturer at Dankook University in South Korea teaching organizational culture and corporate ethics.

Dr. Browers believes in helping students to embrace:
*The value of learning
*The value of self-worth and quality performance
*The value of experiencing productive and responsible participation in society

Publications and Intellectual Contributions


  • Oral Presentation
    Browers, C., Childrens' Lesson, "Building Brilliant Bulldogs," Ferris State University, BIS 102, (July 16, 2019).
  • Colloquium
    Browers, C., Ho, H., COB Monthly Colloquium, "Perceptions of Diversity by COB Students at FSU," College of Business, College of Business, (February 7, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Browers, C., Lightboard, "Learning Lightboard," Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Flite Library, Big Rapids, Michigan, (January 30, 2019).
  • Paper
    Browers, C., Global Issues in Education, "Business Students' Perceptions of Diversity Initiatives On-Campus: A Case Study," World Congress on Education, Dublin, Ireland, (July 16, 2018).
  • Demonstration
    Browers, C., COB Monthly Colloquium, "Lightboard: An innovative online tool," College of Business, College of Business, (January 18, 2018).
  • Demonstration
    Browers, C., Cox, S., Workshop, "Compelling Approaches to Teaching and Learning: Lightboard," Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Flite Library, Big Rapids, Michigan, (October 19, 2017).
  • Presentation
    Browers, C. (Author & Presenter), MAPEA Annual Symposium, "The Impact of Charter Schools on Public School Education," Michigan Association of Professors of Educational Administration, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, (March 24, 2010).