Michael Tolhurst

Director of Graduate Talent Development

Michael Tolhurst is the Director of Graduate Talent Development at the Institute for Humane Studies. Prior to this role he was a senior program manager at the Charles Koch Foundation where he worked extensively on academic grantmaking. He also taught for several years at the university level.

He brings to IHS an excitement in the promise of liberalism and a commitment to helping graduate students succeed.

He has received masters degrees in political science and philosophy, both from Northern Illinois University.