B.A. Colby College
M.S.Ed. Simmons College
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire
Michael moved to the North Shore in 2004 to teach at Landmark School and pursue a master’s degree in the area of moderate disabilities and literacy. He taught at Study Skills and Language Arts at Landmark until 2012 and continues to lead workshops and classes for students, parents, and teachers. Michael’s doctoral work allowed him to develop his research and practice in the areas of self-regulated learning and executive function deficits into a private practice serving individuals and families. Michael has completed several studies on the experiences of individuals in periods of transition. His work explores the loss of identity, the need for community, narrative constructions of the self/selves, and the reconstructions pursued through various sociocultural factors. Michael has taught Introduction to Exceptionality at Gordon since 2011, and has also taught at Granite State College, Manchester (NH) Community College, and the University of New Hampshire.
Michael’s academic scholarship has been funded by fellowships at the Ahimsa Institute for Nonviolence in California and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire. Michael’s academic program development work has been funded through grants from the Davis Educational Foundation and from the Oak Foundation USA.