Michael teaches courses at VTSU that include: Introduction to Engineering, Electrical Circuits I, Electronic Circuits I, LabVIEW, Electronic and Data Communications, and Electrical/Electromechanical Projects II.
Michael earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont. While a graduate student at UVM, he was employed as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering department from 1984-1988.
He joined the IBM Corporation in Essex Junction in 1988 as an associate engineer in new product development and left in 2002 as a product yield characterization engineer in manufacturing. While at IBM, he earned awards in Teamwork and Leadership as well as multiple product awards in DRAM’s, ASIC’s, and SRAM’s. Michael also worked with external companies including Infineon Technologies, NexGen, Unisys, Sun Microsystems, HP, and others when IBM transitioned from an in-house supplier to a foundry.
Michael came to work at Vermont Tech in the fall of 2002, serving as department chair from 2003-2011, and is currently the program coordinator for Computer Engineering Technology.
He says teaching is in his blood; both of his parents taught at the college level.
Michael also enjoys traveling and attending conferences on education, industry topics and teaching. He likes spending time at the family camp in the Champlain Islands where he tends to and maintains his orchard of apple and pear trees. Michael may also can be found tinkering with machinery and equipment and collecting model trains.