Michael serves as VP of Bea Young Associates and has co-authored scores of cultural audits for corporations and school organizations including those for Plainfield District 202 and Berwyn North District 98, which are both described in Restoring the Soul to Education: Equity Closes the Achievement Gap, by Bea Young, Carmen I. Ayala and Michael Kilgore.
For many years, he was the director of education and planning at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics during the 1980s.
Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with an AB in German Studies and MA in Urban Planning. With a focus in Organizational Psychology all coursework and doctoral prelims at the University of Chicago Department of Education were completed with highest honors. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.