Dr. Michael Grillo graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2002 and was a participant in the Diplomacy Program from 2000 to 2002. He attended Nationals as well as a number of local conferences. After completing his Masters of Arts degree in Political Science at FAU, Michael pursued his PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. Dr. Grillo is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. He teaches a variety of international relations courses and his research focuses on the psychological determinants of political behavior and public opinion in the realms of foreign policy and domestic conflict. He has won teaching and research awards for his work. Inspired by his participation in the Leon Charmey Diplomacy Program, Michael began a Model United Nations program at Schreiner University. Established in 2015, the program has been recognized for academic excellence with NMUN Awards.