Mike was born in Kendallville, Indiana and was educated in their public schools. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1961.

Purdue University

  • B.A. Humanities, (with teaching certification in Social Studies and Physical Education) 1965

Teacher's College in Columbia University

  • M.A. Childhood Education, 1972
  • M.Ed. International Education, 1973
  • Ed.D. International Educational Development, 1974
  • Dissertation: The Application of Three Interaction Analysis Systems to Investigate Models of Teaching

Mike holds Elementary and Secondary Teaching Credentials in Indiana, New York and California