Michael Kaiser



Harvard University                                      Cambridge, Massachusetts

Doctorate (ABT/incomplete)                                      1984-90

Administration, Planning and Social Policy*


Harvard University                                      Cambridge, Massachusetts

Master’s Degree                                                                1984-85

Administration of Higher Education


University of Alabama (UAB)                     Birmingham, Alabama

Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)                       1979-80

Education Administration


University of Minnesota                              Minneapolis, Minnesota

Master’s Degree                                                                  1978-79

Education/Community Education Administration


University of Minnesota                               Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelors of Science Degree                                          1974-78

Education Degree





*The Administration, Planning and Social Policy program in Administrative Management at Harvard University encouraged interdisciplinary studies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard’s Business School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Sloan School of Management, which had a reciprocal agreement with Harvard.



“The Experience with Akamil in Haiti,” Global Guidelines for Nutrition Interventions in Latin America, World Health Organization and The Micronutrient Initiative, XVI Latin American Nutrition Congress, SLAN 2012 in Havana, Cuba, Monday, 12 November

“Military Base Closure: A Global Challenge,” April 23-27, 1996, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt (Oder) Germany, Bonn International Center for Conversion, Sister Cities International and Network Demilitarised (a European Partnership of Defence Dependent Regions funded under Article 10 if the ERDF by DGXVI of the European Commission).

“United Nations Conversion Conference – Conversion of Military Sites and Defence Industries, Challenges and Opportunities,” The UNDDSMS, The Commission of the European Communities, The German Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 1997

“Base Closure and Conversion Workshop,” October 15-16, 1997, Johannesburg, South Africa, Group for Environmental Monitoring, South African National Defence Force and Department of Public Works

“Gran Foro Internacional, Region Interoceanica, El Reto Inmediato,” Asociacion Panamena de Corredores y Promotores de Bienes Raices (Acobir) 28 y 29 de agosto de 1995.  Panama

“International Round-Table on the Military Industry Restructuring,” UNDP, UNDDSMS, and CAPUMIT (China Association for Peaceful Use of Military Industrial Technology), Beijing, China, October 13-14, 1997



“A National Action Plan on Military Base Closings,” Recommendations to the President of the United States and 104th Congress, The United States Conference of Mayors, 1995

“Defense Conversion and Military Adjustments – A National Meeting,” United States Conference of Mayors and the United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), Washington, DC in December 1994 and San Diego, CA in January 1995

Military Base Closings and Defense Industry Adjustments, Vol. I, United States Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, June 1994

“The Sister Cities International Hidden Hunger Initiative,”  The Program Against Micronutrient Malnutrition (PAMM), the Department of International Health, The Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1995

“Entrepreneurial Development Training Manual – Defense Conversion,” United States Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Washington, DC 1995

U.S. Mayor; the official bi-monthly publication for the United States Conference of Mayors, authored numerous articles between 1992-1995.

Sister City News; the official quarterly publication of Sister Cities International, authored numerous articles between 1995-2001.

Community Education Resource Guide; Alabama State Department of Education, Montgomery, Alabama, 1980

Top 50 Manufacturing Research Centers, A reference book, Technology and Strategy Group, Cambridge, MA, 1988



Founded Capital Consultants in 1985.  Over the past 25 years, clients have included Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, state and local governments, foreign governments, Native American tribes, colleges and universities, non-profit institutions, as well as many U.S. government agencies (see Clients and Customers).



University of Minnesota                                                                    1983-84

Director, Research & Development Office

Raised more than $12 million for research and development projects on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus (UMD) prior to attending Harvard University.   While at UMD also spent a great deal of time assisting Native American tribes, small-and-medium-sized businesses, non-profit groups and educational institutions with collaborative research projects (some considered proprietary research), as well as trained colleagues in grant-writing to assist faculty in better understand the funding mechanisms in Washington, DC.


University of Minnesota                                                                    1981-83

Grant Writer for Women’s & Minority Studies

Among the most successful grant writing/projects on campus were:  (1) The Arrowhead Traveling Health Screening Clinic, which took Native American students, staff and UMD medical school faculty to work on area reservations in an improvised motorhome, providing health screening for Native American residents.  This included hypertension screening and research, which gave the Minnesota State Health Department desperately needed hypertension data on Native Americans living in Minnesota (MSHD was the sponsor); (2) The creation of UMD’s Upward Bound Program, which encouraged students from economically disadvantaged, first generation families to pursue college degrees, and;  (3) Ongoing support for The Indian Mental Health Training Project, which trained American Indian para-professional workers to provide mental health services for Native Americans living on or near reservations throughout the Upper Midwest (NOTE: alcoholism rates exceeded 80% on these reservations).


Alabama State Department of Education                                1979-80

Adult & Community Education Department

Provided technical assistance and in-service training for local school systems throughout the State of Alabama, but especially in those rurally isolated, African American communities in south and west Alabama.


Anoka-Hennepin School District                                                    1978-79

Adult & Community Education Coordinator, Minneapolis

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree,  began my professional career as an educator in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in suburban Minneapolis.  In addition to managing the Adult and Community Education After-School Program for Dayton Community School,  worked as a Community Organizer, forming neighborhood Block Clubs as part of a district grant with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.



  • Washington Capitals, NHL Professional Hockey Team, Advisory Board Member 2009-2012, Washington, DC
  • Food Aid Project, Inc., Board Member 2012-present, “Using Smart Technology and Smart Funding to Feed More People in Need,”  non-profit organization, Fort Collins, CO
  • Inner Earth Energy (IEE) Board Member 2009- present; Geothermal Company based in Minneapolis, MN
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, United States Department of Energy and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2002-2007
  • Senior Fellow, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2007-2011
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Fellow 1979-1980
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Grant Recipient, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools, Dayton Elementary School, Block Club Organizer 1979-80
  • Harvard University, George Christian Chase Fellow 1984-1990
  • University of Minnesota, Outstanding Staff Member Nominee 1983
  • Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Certificate of Honor 1983
  • Fond du Lac Reservation, Presented with a Ribbon Shirt 1983
  • Minneapolis Aquatennial,“Lifeguard Luau” Event Founder/Chair 1982
  • Harvard Business School, Rugby Team 1985-1989
  • Duluth Rugby Football Club President 1983, 1984
  • University of Minnesota, Duluth College Football Scholarship 1974
  • Captain of the Track Team, Neil Armstrong Senior High School 1974
  • Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, CPR and Advanced First Aid instructor
  • Firearms Safety Instructor
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Kappa Delta Pi