Michael is on the TechLink team preparing an economic impact analysis of Department of Defense (DoD) inventions and TechLink licensing agreements on the U.S. economy and DoD’s defense mission. He is also conducting a review of DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) technology transition successes, as well as an economic impact review of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) for the Air Force, Navy, and Army. Previously, Michael assisted with preparing an economic impact analysis of SBIR’s awarded by the DoD between 1995 to 2012. He also assisted with conducting the first-ever national economic impact analysis for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Michael is an adjunct professor of applied statistics at Montana State University, serves as a special economic advisor for Deputy Mayor Chris Mehl with the City of Bozeman, and has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Boise State University. He enjoys hunting, hiking, and the hot springs in Montana.