Michael B. Dando
Dr. Michael B. Dando is an Assistant Professor of Secondary English Education and Language at Saint Cloud State University. An award-winning author, artist, educator, and scholar with nearly two decades of classroom experience, his work explores popular culture’s significance and potential as a site of critical self-expression, critical literacy development, and democratic activism and engagement. He has shared his passion for hip-hop and education with national and international audiences at various academic conferences, has been published by various academic journals, and has had his work featured by multiple media outlets and publications including ESPN’s Undefeated, Vibe, CNN, PBS, The Today Show, and the South by Southwest Education Festival (SXSWEdu).
He is currently collaborating on the construction of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum in New York, and a number of other projects studying popular culture, education, and design.