B.A. Philosophy, 1965, St. Thomas Seminary College, Denver, Colorado.
M.A. Religious Education, 1969, St. Thomas School of Theology, Denver, Colorado.
Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, 1984, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
Certificate - Institute of Educational Management, 1986, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Certificate - Programs in Professional Education, 1993, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Additional Graduate Study - Regis College, Denver, Colorado, and Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Michael F. Welsh is an Associate Professor of Higher Education with over 20 years experience in academic administration and international education. He earned his bachelors degree in philosophy and a masters in religious education at St. Thomas Seminary and his doctorate in higher education administration at USC. His research program is focused on case study research and writing and the case method of instruction. He became interested in case study while enrolled in the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University where the method was used extensively. He later completed the Teaching by the Case Method Seminar at Harvard under C. Roland Christensen where he further explored case writing and the instructional use of case studies. His case studies have appeared in a number of journals and textbooks. He authored a book, First Time Around: Case Studies of the Freshman Year Experience, for use in first year orientation programs. He serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Case Research Association and as Education Track Chair for the Southeastern Case Research Association. Dr. Welsh teaches courses on the history of higher education, the philosophy of higher education, and the principles of college teaching. He makes extensive use of the case method of instruction in each of his courses.
C.R. Christensen Award for the Outstanding Teaching Case, North American Case Research Association, 2004.
George H. Lackey, Jr. Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1996.
Graduate Research Award, National Academic Advising Association, 1984.
Outstanding Leadership Award, Colorado Council on High School College Relations, 1974.
Outstanding Service Award, Colorado Council on High School College Relations, 1972.