I feel privileged to work with the people of Wisconsin and find it extremely gratifying when I can provide useful tools and technical assistance. The Wisconsin Idea – not organized around the teaching of the traditional disciplines, but around the educational needs of adult citizens – coupled with the unique mission of the School for Workers makes my job interesting and rewarding.”
Michael joined the School for Workers after completing his graduate degrees and post-doctorate fellowship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He brings a wealth of diverse management and engineering experience from a wide variety of industries, including basic steel, machining, metal fabrication, and plastics manufacturing. In addition to steward, bargaining, financial officer and leadership courses, Michael’s teaching interests include industrial engineering topics such as time study, production standards, lean production, job evaluation, and incentive/gainsharing pay systems. He also assists unions to be more effective in utilizing technology, including teaching computer skills, internet research, and using social media, and has expertise in program review/evaluation and statistical analysis.
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.S. & Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale