Michael teaches courses that include: Introduction to Engineering, Electrical Circuits I, Electrical Project I, Electronic Circuits I, LabVIEW, Electronic and Data Communications, and Electromechanical Project II.
Michael earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont. While a graduate student at UVM, he was employed as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering department from 1984-1988. He joined the IBM Corporation in Essex Junction in 1988 as an associate engineer in new product development and left in 2002 as a product yield characterization engineer in manufacturing.
He came to work at Vermont Tech in the fall of 2002, serving as department chair from 2003-2011, and is currently as a professor in the ECET department.
Michael says teaching is in his blood; both of his parents taught at the college level. He truly enjoys working with Vermont Tech students.
He also enjoys traveling and attending conferences on education, industry topics and teaching. He likes spending time at the family camp in the Champlain Islands where he tends to and expands his orchard of apple and pear trees. Michael may also be found tinkering with machinery and equipment.