Michael earned a Ph.D. in Literary Studies with a concentration in Russian literature, as well as an MA and BA at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Since 2014, he has been teaching ESL writing, reading and speaking at Loyola University’s English Language Learning Program. He also teaches Developmental Writing (English 100) in the Department of English.
In addition, he has also taught courses in American short fiction.
Michael’s academic interests include second language acquisition, the history of European languages, postcolonial theory, and nineteenth-century Russian and Polish literature.
He enjoys hanging out in bookstores, watching movies, and cooking Italian food.