About Michael McShane
Michael grew up in northern California, graduating from high school in 1963. He attended Lewis and Clark College in
Portland, Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1967. After one year of graduate school,
he was drafted in January, 1969. Michael is a Vietnam Veteran, serving as an interpreter and interrogator in 1970.
After completing his service obligation, he returned to graduate school at Southern Illinois University, completing his
Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration in 1973 and his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1975.
A year later, Michael Moved to Washington, DC to work for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
After doing demographic studies of Medical Students for a year, he moved to Computer Services and began a 24-year
career working on the “Bleeding Edge” of computers, first at AAMC and later at MCI Communications Corp (where
he, along with a team of engineers, invented email). He also worked at Cognos (a Canadian software company) and
MCI (for a second time) in Colorado Springs. Michael retired in 2000, and in 2009 moved to Dallas with his wife,
Terri, who continues to work for Verizon, Inc.
Michael grew up around card games: canasta, cribbage, gin rummy, hearts, pinochle, and of course bridge. He started
playing bridge in junior high school and continued to play regularly through college, graduate school and the Army.
He then took a 20+ year hiatus from the game, resuming it in retirement in 2004. Since moving to Dallas, he
discovered BAND and has been playing and learning there since.
Michael has been married to his wife, Terri, for 30 years, and they live in Addison with their cat, Bruno.
Michael is a Bronze Life Master and an ACBL Certified Director. He directs two games a week at BAND in addition to
filling in when needed.
of North Dallas