Michael earned his B.A. in English with a minor in Philosophy from UNC Greensboro and later earned his M.A. in English at UNC Greensboro. He also earned a M.Sc. in Economics from North Carolina State University.
Michael is an emeritus member of Columbia University’s College Board of Visitors, serves as a Trustee of the Duryea Navesink Library Association, Inc. and serves All-Star Code as a Member of the Board and a member of the Finance committee and the Governance committee.