Michael is an active member and representative of the Society for Anthropological Sciences and is a member of the Cognitive Science Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology. He works as an HMI/UX researcher for Ford Motor Company in Nanjing, China, and has designed a graduate course in Interaction Design Research for College for Creative Studies where he taught prior to relocating to China.
Michael has been an invited lecturer for Wayne State University’s Business Anthropology and Industrial Design classes on Ethnography in Design Practice and Intra-organizational Strategies for Enabling Design Vision respectively. He’s been an invited lecturer on Design Research Methodologies to Lawrence Technical University’s Automotive Industrial Design class in addition to offering a Situated Cognition lecture at CCS.
Michael has presented on peer reviewed panels at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference in 2012, the Society for Anthropological Sciences Conference in 2013 and 2014, and the American Anthropological Association Conference in 2013. He was an invited discussant at the 2014 meeting roundtable “Advancing Science in Anthropology: 10 years of SAS”.
Supervisors: Dr. Stephen Chrisomalis.