E. Michael Brady is Professor of Adult Education and Coordinator of the Adult & Higher Education Program. After early wanderings through a Roman Catholic Seminary (BA and MDiv from St. Mary's Seminary and University) and the profession of Social Work (MSW from the University of Connecticut), he earned his PhD in adult education and gerontology - also at UCONN - and has settled happily for the past twenty-one years into the life of a teacher and scholar.
Mike teaches graduate courses in the history and philosophy of adult education, action research, facilitating learning, and gerontology. In addition, each summer he teaches his only undergraduate course while traveling an average of 3000 miles by motor coach. "Baseball and American Society: A Journey," which began in 1996, has been the subject of dozens of media reports and has won a national award.
Mike is a founding member of what was known at the time as " Senior College" but later became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). In his role as senior research fellow at OLLI, he investigates a wide range of issues and questions related to learners over the age of fifty.