Michael manages our initiatives that seek to better understand the learning and teaching of ethics and civics. In particular, he manages communications, outreach, and research for the Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP) and our curricular project, the Ethics Pedagogy Initiative. In tandem with this work, Michael also helps connect the Center's study the Emerging Trends in Teaching and Learning Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE) and the Harvard Civics Initiative to internal and external partners, and manages the creation of supports for faculty who teach civic and ethical content across the University. He began this work in January of 2017 while working as a Research Assistant for Professor Allen on the National Ethics Project and the Presidential Task Force for Inclusion and Belonging. During that time Michael was a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to that, he taught high school Government, U.S. History, and English. He has taught in his home state of Michigan, Tennessee, and in rural Malaysia as a Fulbright Scholar. He has always had a heart for the learning and teaching of "things that matter", and holds a degree in Secondary Education and Political Science from Hope College.