Michelle earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at UCLA in 1997.  She is currently serving as the Director of the First Year Learning Initiative and is the President’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow at NAU.  Michelle is the author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology (Harvard University Press, 2014).  "Pomona taught me to treasure learning, and gave me the passion for sharing learning with the world that has kept me going all these years. Just as importantly, the skills and knowledge I acquired through my Pomona psychology education enabled me to make tangible contributions in this area I care about so much."