Mike has worked with schools and youth-serving organizations for almost two decades, most recently as a consultant providing services in the areas of strategy development, organizational change, talent acquisition, board development, youth program development, and strategic partnerships. In this time he has gained a wide variety of experience including work for community-based organizations, grantmakers, public schools and independent charter schools, professional development/education support organizations, national networks and local intermediaries, evaluation and research firms, and the New York City Department of Education's Office of Research & Data. Whether as a consultant or staff member, many of Mike's professional experiences have focused on new initiatives, continuous improvement, systems development, and organizational change.
Mike has also published and taught a number of different courses in the social sciences and public policy, most recently in the Children & Youth Studies Program at Brooklyn College. He has a B.A. and M.A. in sociology and is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.