Since then he has held various roles including PA, Faculty Member, Program Manager, and now Program Director. Mike is a professor at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management, in the School of Information Management. He completed his PhD at the University of Alberta, was a postdoctoral fellow at York University, and holds a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Dalhousie University. He conducts interdisciplinary research that includes challenges in using cloud computing, supporting for research dissemination and discovery, managing of cloud-scale data, leveraging IT to meet research and educational needs, enabling open data and information, and understanding ethical issues in information and technology (particularly emerging technology). As a Shad-inspired believer in the importance of integrating science, technology, and entrepreneurship, he is involved with a research commercialization start-up company, his own software consulting company, and several industry research partners.