Michael Steiper is a faculty member and academic administrator at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university.

Michael’s academic research has ranged from genetics and paleontology to the morphology of runners and swimmers.  While most of his research is lab-based, Michael has also searched for primate fossils on three continents.  Michael was the chief architect and founding director of Hunter College’s Human Biology Program, growing it into the College’s second largest major.  As an associate provost, Michael has collaboratively led and contributed to a range of initiatives that have advanced institutional priorities in student success, academic planning, and other key areas.

A first-generation college student, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree from New York University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.  Michael was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Université Montpellier 2 in southern France.

As a board member, Michael is thrilled to support Joy2Learn in nurturing creativity among K12 students and teachers across disciplines.