Prior to joining the staff at Pace University, Michael had been teaching English abroad since 2006. He holds an M.A. in TESOL from Georgetown University, a CELTA, and a B.A. in English and Spanish from Hampden-Sydney College. He has taught in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East to learners from all over the world. His research interests include task-based language teaching, needs assessment, language testing, and program evaluation.