Michael Follo is the Director of Education at the North Carolina Outward Bound School and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. He leads Outward Bound wilderness courses for K-12 teachers from public and private schools, and mentors those teachers as they work to translate their Outward Bound experience back to a traditional classroom setting.

Michael received his B.S. in Geology from Washington and Lee University and then spent a year at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar before earning his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from Harvard University. Prior to his work at Outward Bound, Michael was a classroom teacher for 25 years. He taught geology at the college level (UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Colorado College and Colby College) for 12 years, and then spent 13 years teaching high school science at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia and the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey.

Michael currently lives in Bat Cave, North Carolina, with his wife, Deb Caughron, and their two dogs, Huck and Scout. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, tennis, photography, and travel—especially exploring mountains both close to home and throughout the world.