Michael Hibbard email@example.com is professor emeritus in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. His teaching and research focus on community and regional development, with a special interest in the social impacts of economic change on rural regions, small towns, and Indigenous communities. He is also a participating faculty member in International Studies, Environmental Studies, and Historic Preservation at the University of Oregon and he has been a visiting scholar at Kyoto University (Japan), Renmin University (China), Seoul National University (South Korea), the University of Queensland and Adelaide University (Australia), and the University of the South pacific (Fiji). He has edited or co-edited four books and authored more than fifty scholarly articles; he has served as editor of two academic journals; and he has held various leadership positions in national and international professional organizations. Prior to entering academia full-time he worked for ten years as a practitioner in community and regional development.
Hibbard received his BS in social science from Cal Poly (1968) and his PhD in urban and regional planning from UCLA (1980).