About the Author
J. MICHAEL DUMOULIN
J. Michael Dumoulin didn’t start out writing. He set out to be a commercial artist and in college was one of those portrait sketchers you run into at the mall. He’s created graphics for television and advertising, and from the latter, he discovered a talent for copywriting that eventually expanded to newspaper editorials, scripts, exhibit text, grant proposals…and books.
In all, J. Michael (or John, or Michael, if you prefer) has published six books. The first, titled This and That, is a collection of short stories, poems, and sketches. His second, third, and fourth books, Flatcreek Tales, packaged a series of fables and short stories. Book Five, Followership: The Manual, presents tenets of the unsung, seemingly antithesis flip side to leadership. His latest non-fiction book, A Frenchman’s Duty, is in stores now, and another, as yet-unpublished, illustrated coffee table read titled “Great Nations Dare to Explore,” is in legal review at NASA. He is currently working on three prequels to his Flatcreek Tales series.
Dumoulin retired from Federal civil service with NASA after 26 years; and retired from 25 years of active and Reserve military duty with the U.S. Air Force.
Before leaving to concentrate on a consulting LLC and on his personal writing, Colonel Dumoulin served as the strategic director at the INFINITY Science Center, a medium-sized science museum on the Mississippi/Louisiana border just east of New Orleans. He came to INFINITY from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, where for 23 years he led and managed their exhibits operation, creating museum-based and traveling exhibits and models. Before and concurrent with his NASA career, Colonel Dumoulin held military leadership positions at the base, command, and HQ levels, with his last six years focused in Homeland Security and disaster preparedness.
J. Michael is an award-winning communicator and author, with Master-level certificates and degrees, respectively, in military studies from the Air Force’s Air University and public relations from Boston University. In 2013 he received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal and earned three U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medals; a National Guard Distinguished Service Medal; and a litany of other awards too numerous to list here.