Michael Gossett is the program associate in the Scholarly Communications program. Prior to assuming this role, he served in a variety of grants management positions in the Foundation's Office of the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
Before joining the Foundation in 2013, Mr. Gossett was a poetry lecturer at the University of Maryland, where he collaborated with the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Shelley-Godwin Archive on the TEI mark-up of Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein manuscript, and was a two-time Lannan Poetry Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. He has also worked as a books editor for Thought Catalog and as an assistant in the Richard Halliburton Archive at Rhodes College, where he transcribed and catalogued the notebooks and correspondence of writer-adventurer Richard Halliburton.
Mr. Gossett is currently pursuing a PhD in English at St. John's University, where he writes at the intersection of contemporary poetic and ecological thought. He holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and a BA in English from Rhodes College.