Michael Stynes has led the Jain Family Institute since its formation, directing research into an array of economic, cultural, social, and political areas. For JFI's flagship higher education financing project—researching how to structure and implement ISAs—Michael led student and capital design at Purdue University for the first ISA pilot at scale in the US. He also serves on the board of Better Future Forward, a non-profit social enterprise that services and originates ISAs for low-income students.
Previously, he taught at Harvard University.
Michael holds a master's degree in philosophy from New York University and a bachelor's degree from Harvard College.