Dr. Michael  Workman

Michael is Associate Professor of History at WVSU and Coordinator of the History Program. He is from Fayette County, WV.  After graduating from Gauley Bridge High School, he worked in the underground coal mines of southern West Virginia for over a decade, and then earned his B.A. in Political Science, a M.A. in Public History, and a Ph.D in History at West Virginia University. 
During his professional career, Dr. Workman has worked for the National Park Service as an interpreter, photographer, and historian, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Institute for History of Technology & Industrial Archaeology, and served as a consultant for the Department of Justice.  He came to the History Program at WVSU in 2010.  His publications and consulting projects have dealt mostly with U.S. industrial and labor history, with a special expertise in the history of the coal industry. 
At WVSU, Dr. Workman initiated the Historical Archaeology Field School and is the Faculty Advisor for the C.E. Jones Historical Society, the oldest student organization on campus.  He teaches a variety of courses in European, U.S. and Ancient history. He enjoys gardening, swimming, and cooking in his spare time.    
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