Michael J. Herrick (born 1946) is a amateur genealogist who has focused on Herrick family history for over 20 years, focusing on the Joseph line in America. He has been an active member of the Herrick Family Association since 2004. Trained in Psychology and Educational Research, he has been employed in various capacities in education, government and business. In 2002, he formed Herrick Research LLC, conducting research and evaluation studies in education and health care. He received in PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2000. He and his wife, Jane, have a son and a daughter, five grandchildren and live on the shores of Lake Superior in Herbster, Wisconsin and in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona.