Michael joined the PhD program at the Fox School of Business in 2011. Before coming to Temple University, he earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Finance at the University of Florida.  His research interests focus on agency conflicts in corporate finance, particularly with regard to managerial ownership and hedging.  Michael maintains a commitment to high quality in teaching, and continually strives to provide innovative and interactive learning opportunities for students.  He received the Fox School of Business Award for Excellence in Doctoral Teaching in 2015.