Michael Farabaugh is in his 12th year at Academic Support Service for Student Athletes. As Director, Farabaugh oversees the operation of the academic support program that assists the academic and personal development for the student-athletes. In addition, Farabaugh also serves as the liaison between the academic and athletic community concerning the interests of student-athletes.
His career in Academic Support began in 1990 as a graduate student, overseeing the math and science program. After a two-year stint as a graduate student, Farabaugh moved into a permanent role in the department as a learning skills specialist for the unit.
In his current capacity as Director, Farabaugh also serves as the academic coordinator for the football team, providing the necessary services and resources to the student-athletes and coaches. Farabaugh is also responsible for the coordination of the mathematics and science program for the unit.
Farabaugh has conducted numerous time management, study skills, communication skills and goal setting workshops and seminars over the years in academic settings.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Farabaugh went on to receive his master's degree in 1992. In addition to his duties at the University, Farabaugh also served on the learning disabilities and Two-Year college committee with the National Association of Athletic Advisors as well as previously acting as the chair of the research committee.