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In addition to serving as the editor of The Learning Assistance Review, Michael Frizell was an editor of the National College Learning Center Association’s first book, Learning Centers in the 21st Century. He is the author of Bender, a graphic novel about the first American serial killer family published by Oghma Creative Media, where he also writes the introductions for the re-releases of Harold Robbins novels. His creative nonfiction appears in numerous journals, and his poetry has been featured as part of “The Good Men Project.” He recently co-authored an article on Supplemental Instruction’s impact on first-year students that appeared in The Journal of Experimental Education.

As a writer with TidalWave Comics, he has written over sixty comics based on the lives of the famous and infamous. Recent publications include comics about Netflix’s Tiger King, Christopher Reeve, Lewis Carroll, Ian Somerhalder, Prince, Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, and Elizabeth Warren.

His fiction comics include The Fantasy World of Bettie Page: Bettie Page and the Red Menace, a Cold War era sci-fi action graphic novel featuring the authorized likeness of Bettie Page. He’s also one of the writers of the upcoming Stormy Daniels: Space Force, Star Trek meets Barbarella romp starring adult film star Stormy Daniels. His sci-fi fantasy comic, Communion, will debut in late 2020.

Michael currently serves as the Director of Student Learning Services at Missouri State University and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Michael lives in Springfield, Missouri with his wife, Julia, a high school English teacher.

Where to purchase Learning Centers in the 21st Century   Amazon  


Visit Michael’s Amazon Author Profile to see a full listing of books for sale.


The editor encourages your contributions. Address inquiries to:

Michael Frizell

Missouri State University, Meyer Library 112

901 South National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897

417.836.5006 | TLAR@nclca.org


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