Michael is a PhD student in the Arabic and Islamic Studies program. He is interested in Arabo-Islamic intellectual history, in general, particularly on the history of philosophy and theology in the “Post-Classical” period. Michael received a Master of Arts in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in St. Louis (2012), and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Marist College (2007). In 2015 Michael received an M.Phil from Yale University. He has taught Classical Arabic at Yale. He is currently working on completing his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Dimitri Gutas.