ristich_michael_020Michael Ristich, PhD, was appointed July 18, 2019, to fill the vacant position until the November 3, 2020 elections have been held and certified, and a newly elected individual has been sworn-in to fill the remainder of this position's term.

Mike is a 2001 graduate of Waterford Kettering High School. He attended Western Michigan University (BA, 2005) and Wayne State University (PhD, 2012). He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. He and his wife, Jessica, have twin sons: Oliver and Damian.

Email: RistiM01@wsdmi.org