Master of Arts with a concentration in Counseling Psychology Faculty
Dr. Michael holds an A.B. in British and American Literature from Brown University, an MAT from Brown in secondary English, a M.Ed. from Rhode Island College in developmental reading, and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in education/human development and learning. She also completed post-doctoral studies in school administration and is licensed as a principal/superintendent. Prior to joining Vermont College on the faculties of the M.A. and CAGS Programs, she taught at Antioch/New England Graduate School, Castleton State College, Southern Vermont College, North Adams State College, and Rhode Island College.
Dr. Michael also served a seven year stint as a higher education administrator, first as academic coordinator and then as the Academic Dean at Southern Vermont College. She has taught at the middle school and secondary levels, has been on the faculty and has supervised Upward Bound and transitional summer programs for minority students, and is an independent consultant to schools systems.
She also has been committed to family and early childhood literacy through projects for Head Start, the Center for the Book, and the Council on the Humanities. Currently, she is a National Program Director for the Foundation for Excellent Schools. Recent publications and national presentations have centered on such topics as faculty resiliency, adult learning, and the career life cycle.