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Chibana, Micah

Micah Chibana


Ext./Room: 226

Educational History

B.S. in Physics and M.S. Aerospace Engineering, both from Purdue University. Worked for five years as an acoustical test engineer at Trane Co. in LaCrosse, WI before teaching in higher education for seven years (Concordia University, McNally Smith College of Music, University of Northwestern, and Minneapolis Media Institute).

Why I Choose to Work at NovaHobbies/Interests

I am excited to help a variety of students gain positive connections with the field of mathematics and to equip them with analytical tools needed for success in life.


Playing guitar, songwriting, and home recording

Favorite Author/Thinker/Historical Figure

Soren Kierkegaard

Favorite Books

Kierkegaard Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing, Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamazov, David Foster Wallace Infinite Jest

Favorite Work of Art

On Kawara’s Postcard (Series)

Personal Motto/Favorite Quote

“Ichariba chode” is an Okinawan phrase that means “though we meet but once, even by chance, we are friends for life.”