Michael joined the Philosophy Department and the Parr Center for Ethics in July 2020. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Humanities from Villanova University in 2014, and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. His research interests span ancient philosophy, ethics & moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and democratic theory.
As an educator he specializes in experiential education & service-learning in higher education, pre-college pedagogy, learning across the lifespan, and moral & civic education. He is committed to forging lasting, democratic, and collaborative partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages.