Michael T. Nettles is professor of education at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. He is also executive director of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the College Fund/United Negro College Fund, based in Fairfax, Virginia.
A leading expert on higher education, Dr. Nettles is currently conducting sponsored research on topics, such as tolerance and diversity on campus, African American and Hispanic related issues, and experiences of doctoral students. He is the author of numerous publications and papers.
Additionally, Dr. Nettles serves on numerous government boards, education associations, foundations and colleges -- including the College Board, American Educational Research Association, National Center for Education Statitics, National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt University, University of Maryland and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation -- in different capacities.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees in higher education from Iowa State University, where he also earned a master's in political science.