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Michael Downs

Michael  Downs
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Michael Downs is a Project Administrator at James Madison College. Downs began working for JMC in August of 2023. Downs has a M.A. in Media and Information from Michigan State University, and a BA in international relations from James Madison College (MSU). He is the Project Manager for Science, Art, and Faith: Architectural Heritage and Islam, under the direction of Professor Martha Olcott and Professor Mohammad Khalil. He is also the Project Manager for Collapse and Rebirth: A Living Archive on the Collapse of the Soviet Union, at Michigan State University. His research and writing have focused on post-Soviet Eurasia, and he has made a number of conference presentations on the intersection of these issues with Digital Humanities priorities. In addition, Downs has broad training in methodological questions, especially as they relate User Experience and Survey Design, and serves on a variety of professional committees related to these topics.