Senior Manager of Academic Technologies
Michael got his start with OIT as a student employee working in the Multimedia Project Studio during his time as a Duke student. After graduating with a degree in Math and Visual Arts, he joined OIT full-time to run the MPS, taking it from a basement in Old Chem to a beautiful new space in Bostock Library. A few years later, he was tapped to begin working on this idea for the Co-Lab, and has building the program and team ever since. A few highlights over the years have been the opening of the TEC, leading development of key pieces of infrastructure like Shiftr and Pathways, and always being delighted and surprised in the creativity and drive of students to build amazing things. Outside of Duke, he's staying plenty busy with his daughter and twin boys, and trying to find any fleeting moments for creative expression through design, woodworking, or hammering incoherently on the piano with the kids.