Michael Scott Van Winkle is a Ph.D. student in the Learning Sciences program at UNLV's Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education. He has an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary) from UNLV and a Bachelor's Degree in English from Stanford University. He previously taught English at a Las Vegas high school and worked in the field of HOA management for 10 years. He is a proud Bonanza High School alumnus. Las Vegas is home for him, and he loves getting outside when he can, reading, and traveling.