Michael began his educational research career at the University of South Florida, where his graduate training led to a full-time position at a campus research institute. He went on to earn his PhD in education and a Certificate in Program Evaluation at Florida State University. After a decade of supervising and conducting research in a variety of government agencies, nonprofits, and academia, Michael launched a successful independent consulting practice, with a concentration in program evaluation. He has taught and supervised graduate student research at Antioch University, taught evaluation at Florida State, and designed and delivered hundreds of workshops on research design, evaluation, assessment, survey development, data analysis, and reporting. A devoted writer whose bachelors degree was in English, Michael has authored or co-authored three published books and numerous articles. Michael believes that the thesis or dissertation can be one of the most fulfilling and extraordinary journeys a person can take. He understands that for each individual, the journey will progress along its own path and often at its own pace. He is dedicated to helping each student find his or her own way toward completion of the journey.