Michael J. Berens, PhD

Principal, Head of Research


Michael J. Berens, M.S., Ph.D., is a Principal and leads the research practice at Greenway Group. He has more than 25 years’ of association management and executive experience in research, knowledge management, writing, publishing, and communications.  He has directed research and knowledge management programs for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the AARP. 

Michael has conducted extensive research and reported on the state of the design industry including annual environmental scanning and analysis, design billings indices, and has published articles for design magazines focused on future trends and forces & factors impacting the design professions.  He has managed large scale research projects, created a wide range of industry surveys, and conducted comprehensive literature reviews of design research.

Michael is also a freelance writer and editor for businesses and associations in the architecture, interior design, and construction industries. His most recent literature review was research on design for homelessness for Florida State University.