Micheal joined the UNC Asheville faculty in 2010 and was appointed AACSB Unit Head/Department Chair in 2014. He is a passionate teacher-scholar with interdisciplinary expertise in the areas of management pedagogy, organizational politics, emotions in the workplace, and qualitative methodology. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, and American Society for Public Administration. Micheal has also served as the Chair of the UNC Asheville Faculty Senate (2017-2019), along with serving on university-wide committees including the 2018 Chancellor Search Committee, 2019 Provost Search Committee, and the Position Allocation Committee (2013-2016).
Micheal is a senior leader in the MOBTS. Prior to being elected President (2019-2022), he served as an elected Board Member (2016-2018) and as OB1 from 2013-2016. As OB1, Micheal was primarily responsible for advising the President and maintaining the culture of the Society by keeping it consistent with its traditional values and magic of pedagogical innovation and teacher-scholar development. In addition, he chaired the Finance and Awards Committees, along with the Member Engagement, the Peter Frost Mentoring Award, the New Educator Award, the Mid-Career Distinguished Educator Award, and the Bradford Award committees. Alongside a group of talented group of volunteers and OB1 Gary Stark (2019-2022), he also coordinated the Society’s 40th annual MOBTS Conference at UNC Asheville in June 2013.
He is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Education (JME), one of the top-ranked publications in the scholarship of teaching and learning in the management discipline. Micheal is also on the Editorial Board for the Organization Management Journal (OMJ), a publication of the Eastern Academy of Management, and serves as a Co-Editor for the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) Special Issue on the Rhythms of Academic Life (forthcoming in 2019).