User:Historymike

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Michael Brooks
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Dr.Michael Brooks is a Midwestern historian, journalist, and admitted fantasy football addict. On Wikipedia I spend an inordinate amount of time working on cleanup activities lately, and I have been known to hang out at the Wiki history portal from time to time.

As a journalist I write for a number of periodicals, including the Toledo Free Press, and my work has been published in a variety of local, regional, and national periodicals. I achieved a level of notoriety for my blog coverage of the North Toledo riot on 15 October 2005; having correctly predicted the violence that ensued, my real-time blog coverage provided images and news reports faster and more accurately than the mainstream media.

I won Touchstone Awards in 2004 and 2005 for best news articles in a non-daily periodical, awarded by the Toledo Press Club. My work on conditions at the Toledo Jeep plant has been translated into German, Spanish, and Portuguese versions.

As an academic I have research interests in epidemiological history, European expansion, and the history of American hate groups. I have taught at the University of Toledo, Monroe County Community College, Owens Community College, Wayne State University, and Lourdes University. I currently work at Bowling Green State University, focusing on the development of online history courses. In 2014 I published a book on the history of the Ku Klux Klan in Wood County, Ohio, and I have several other manuscripts approaching book length. I have also published articles in academic journals.

On Wikipedia I spend far too much time on article improvement, finding myself compelled to fix weaker articles I stumble upon and for which I possess some level of expertise. I am not proud of this, but rather look upon this as a pathological obsession. When not writing or teaching, I spend most of my time with my family, my dogs, and my garden.

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