Michael Spear is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lehigh University. His research focuses on simplifying the task of writing correct concurrent software, so that programmers can take advantage of the features of modern multicore microprocessors. Mike's teaching includes a pre-major course in video game design, undergraduate courses in computer architecture and operating systems, and a graduate course in parallel computing. His Computer Science outreach connects with students from kindergarten through high school. He co-organizes the Lehigh Hackathon, a weekday event where students "cut class to build something great", and is leading a revision of Lehigh's Computer Science curriculum to make it the most modern in the world. Mike holds a BS from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. He lives in Allentown, PA, with his wife and their six home-schooled children.