Michael Gately is Assistant Director of the Center for American Studies. He studied philosophy and politics at Princeton University and has taught history and English at the Collegiate School and Regis High School. He has worked as an editor and researcher, as writer-in-residence at a law firm, and he was a nonfiction fellow of The Writers' Institute at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. For five years he administered the Leon Levy Center for Biography there as Program Director, and he is now Executive Director of BIO, the international organization of biographers. He is also writing a book about Woodrow Wilson and cycling in the 1890s. Before joining the Center for American Studies, Michael worked as Assistant Director of the Narrative Medicine M.S. program at Columbia University.