|5th Dean of Continuing Education and University Extension|
1977 – 2013
|Preceded by||Reginald H. Phelps|
|Succeeded by||Huntington D. Lambert|
|Alma mater||Oberlin College|
|Profession||College administrator, Academic|
He was a child in Vienna, Austria and his family had to escape Europe after the rise of Adolf Hitler and the start of World War II. As a refugee, he attended school in New York City and briefly attended Cornell University in 1951 and 1952, studying agriculture. He served with the US Army in Korea, and then completed his degree at Oberlin College on the G.I. Bill of Rights. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University on a national fellowship.
Shinagel was the fifth dean of the Extension School, having been appointed in 1977 and serving until 2013. Prior to being named dean, he was the Director of Continuing Education and University Extension from 1975 to 1977. He was also formerly Master of Quincy House.
- Shinagel, Michael (2010). The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674051351.
- Shinagel, Michael (July 7, 2016). Holocaust Survivor to Harvard Dean: Memoirs of a Refugee's Progress. Author Solutions Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-5245-0960-6.
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