Named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the year when he taught in that state, Michael Burger teaches advanced courses in ancient, medieval, and early modern Europe at AUM. He is the author of Bishops, Clerks, and Diocesan Governance in Thirteenth-Century England: Reward and Punishment (Cambridge University Press. 2012); The Shaping of Western Civilization, second edition (University of Toronto Press, 2013); and editor of Sources for the History of Western Civilization, second edition (University of Toronto Press, 2015), among other works. He earlier served AUM as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He once lived in what had been a twelfth-century chapel.