- Ph.D., Duke University Divinity School
- Th.M, Duke University Divinity School
- M.Div., magna cum laude, Duke University Divinity School
- B.A., summa cum laude, with distinction, Judson College
Dr. McMichael’s religious area of specialization is American religious history. Her doctoral dissertation, “Religion, Miss America, and the Construction of Southern Womanhood,” was funded, in part, by a Louisville Dissertation Fellowship from the Louisville Institute, one of eight such fellowships awarded nationally. Dr. McMichael earned her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Judson College and Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke University. She has taught for Judson College’s Religion Department, Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program, and Duke Divinity School in addition to serving as a visiting professor for Huntingdon during the 2010–2011 academic year. She returned to the Huntingdon faculty as a full-time assistant professor in the fall of 2012. She is married to Professor Chad Eggleston.