Kentucky-born Michael McClellan graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Art in Journalism and Political Science, and received his Master of Art in Communications Photography and International Relations from Syracuse University, New York; after which he completed his post-graduate studies in International Communications at Indiana Universityâ€™s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. McClellan joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1984 and has served as a diplomat ever since, first with the U.S. Information Agency and then with the Department of State.
Michael McClellan was born and raised in Kentucky. After completing his BA in Political Science and Journalism at the University of Louisville, he studied Photojournalism at Syracuse University where he received his MA, and then did post-graduate studies in Journalism at Indiana University before joining the Foreign Service.
A Foreign Service Officer since 1984, McClellan's work has taken him to eight countries, including Egypt, Ireland, and Ethiopia. His first book, "Monasticism in Egypt: Images and Words of the Desert Fathers," was published by the American University in Cairo Press. Now out of print, it is available on Kindle and other eBook formats.