Gregg Michel, Associate Professor of History, received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Michel’s scholarly work focuses on movements for social change in post-World War II America, particularly in the 1960s South. He has published several articles and delivered numerous papers on this topic. His book, Struggle for a Better South: The Southern Student Organizing Committee, 1964-1969, examines the turbulent history of the bending progressive white student organizations in the 1960s South.
Gregg Michel has been active in eleven tobacco-related cases, always for the defence. He has been almost solely involved in Engle Progeny cases. In a deposition pertaining to Engle Progeny cases Michel acknowledged he had made over $180,000 with tobacco related litigation work. Michel disclosed he made $200 an hour. He, furthermore, confirmed that his work for the tobacco industry currently made up for over half of his total income. In 2010 in Webb v. R.J. Reynolds Michel was again deposed on the compensations he received for his tobacco-related work. His hourly rate was still $200 an hour. In addition, he stated he had made over $220,000 with his litigation-driven research for the tobacco industry. Two years later Michel declared during cross-examination that he charged $225 an hour for his services as an expert witness.
 See deposition of Gregg Michel, In Re: Engle Progeny Cases. Westlaw reference: 2010 WL 6511222.
 See deposition of Gregg Michel, October 15, 2010, Webb v. R.J. Reynolds. Westlaw reference: 2010 WL 6546731.
 See cross-examination of Gregg Michel, May 17, 2012, Walker v. R.J. Reynolds. Westlaw reference: 2012 WL 9510404.