Dr. Kurt Y. Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. Before
coming to Liberty University in 2012, he taught applied statistics and research methods
to gifted and talented high school students at the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School.
His experience includes more than a decade of teaching in the public schools, plus
several years at the college level. 

Dr. Michael is particularly interested in STEM education. He remains current in the field
of science and technology education by attending and presenting at conferences and
publishing articles in education journals. 

He accepted Christ his sophomore year in college through a campus ministry called the
Navigators. Upon earning an undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology and attending
Officers Basic Camp, he returned to East Carolina University to pursue a Master’s degree
in Education while serving as an Army Reservist. After several years of teaching
Secondary and Middle School Education, he enrolled in Virginia Tech’s PhD program where
he spent five years taking courses while teaching full time. He received his Doctorate
from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction. 

As a faculty member at Liberty University, he enjoys helping students prepare for careers
in education. He believes that Christian educators have a unique opportunity to serve as
positive role models to students. He has been married for over twenty years and has two


Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University M. A., East Carolina
University B. S., East Carolina University Officer Basic Course., U.S. Army Corp of