Michael served honorably in the US Navy, where he received accelerated advancement following a meritorious citation from the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola for "selfless devotion to duty." He earned a full merit-based financial award to Tulane University's Ph.D. program in Economic Analaysis and Policy, and has taught economic courses at both Tulane University and Loyola University's campus in New Orleans. Michael will begin working at Mississippi State University in June of 2018.
Personal Interests and Hobbies:
Michael's interests include:
- Exploring the world with his wife and son
- Outdoor recreation
- Hiking and camping
- Woodworking and crafting furniture