Michele conducts research on complex learners, learning systems & learning technology using action and design-based research. Michele designs and evaluates innovative learning designs that shift from instruction and standardized delivery & testing towards open and online learning designs & participatory pedagogies that sponsor knowledge building, collaborative design and intellectual engagement. Her current research spans online faculty development for quality graduate supervision, surveying graduate student experience with supervision, the power of peer mentorship for graduate students, professional learning framework for post-doctorate scholars, research-based learning in graduate school, and pre-service teacher development. Michele has published 100+ journal articles & conference papers, 5 books, 29 book chapters, 200+ blog posts, 47 conference proceedings and 240+ conference presentations. Michele has been recognized with several awards for excellence in educational leadership, research, graduate supervision and teaching.