Lou Michel is a lighting and design educator who currently teaches at The University of Kansas. He is known for classroom motivation, and holds numerous teaching awards. Michel has been Director of the Space and Light Laboratory of the School of Architecture and Urban Design at The University of Kansas for over ten years. He has traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East, studying the interaction of space and light in historical and contemporary architecture. In addition, he has planned, designed, and produced exhibits for museums of history and natural science. Michel also lectures widely to an interdisciplinary audience, including gatherings of the AIA, IES, and ASID.