Michael joined the Philosophy Department and the Parr Center for Ethics on July 1, 2020 as the Director of Outreach. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 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 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.