Michael Falco is associate director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE) and has served in leadership roles there since its founding in 2012, helping build the center from the ground up. In 2013, he oversaw the integration of the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and its research agenda into INCITE. Falco is a board member of the New York-based Coming Out Project. He holds a master of arts degree in media studies from The New School and an executive master of policy and administration from Columbia University. He was communications director for Columbia's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, he helped launch the Religion, Faith & Values program at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. He earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.