- Bachelor's: University of Massachusetts
- Master's: Sacred Heart University
Michael Krieger is a first year Ph.D. student and University Graduate Fellow at Penn State. Originally from New York City, he completed his bachelor's degree in communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his master's degree at Sacred Heart University, where he also taught for two years as an adjunct instructor in the School of Communication and Media Arts.
His research examines the transmission of culture and ideology through mediated images and messages, how audiences engage with and appropriate culture for their own social, political and economic purposes, as well as the legal and technological frameworks that shape our mediated interaction. Beyond academics, Michael is an avid New York sports fan and enjoys spending his time reading history and watching documentaries. He also enjoys playing soccer, basketball and baseball, all of which he played at the varsity level at Millennium High School despite it being situated on the 11th, 12th, and 13th floors of an office building on Wall Street without a gymnasium or any dedicated athletic facilities.