Michael joined SPS in 2012 as the school’s first webinar specialist. As online offerings grew, there was a greater focus on web-conferencing and synchronous social interaction in online courses. In his current capacity as Director, Michael is responsible for scaling up support operations and developing an Online Support division responsible for learning management system support, in-meeting online class session support, and helpdesk support for various academic technologies.
Outside of SPS, Michael is very involved in the art world. He is a visual artist and Founding Director of MOUNTAIN, a contemporary art gallery run out of his loft in Brooklyn. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (Performance) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.