At Colorado State University, Michael Humphrey researches narratives on social media and teaches digital storytelling, audience research and engagement, media entrepreneurism and analytics.

Before receiving his M.A. at New York University, Humphrey wrote feature stories for The Kansas City Star and founded 1000 Stories, a life story writing program sponsored by KC metro area libraries that reached more than 2,000 adult students.

His writing has also appeared in Forbes, The Conversation, SalonNational Catholic Reporter, True/Slant, The New YorkerNew York and others. Michael lives in Fort Collins with his partner Lorie Humphrey, a career counselor at the CSU College of Business.