English, History, Government, & Economics Teacher/Mentor
Michael Brunner holds a Bachelor of Arts, with summa cum laude honors and a concentration in history and English, from Fordham University and a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. Michael is passionate about US history and used his formative years spent in Indianapolis, Philadelphia and New York City to learn about the diverse regional history of the US and build his knowledge of the country’s government and political structures. While at Fordham, Michael wrote his honors thesis on the use of violence during the Civil War Reconstruction period and is an avid reader of literature about this time period in US history. Michael previously worked as a curator at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and spent three years tutoring at after-school program in the Bronx. As part of the Fordham debate team, he has participated in debates on three continents. Michael enjoys bringing history alive for others and will bring this passion and interest to the classroom when working with students.
When not teaching or reading, Michael enjoys watching movies of all genres at local theaters and wandering new neighborhoods he has not yet explored.