Michael Wilkes (academic) Wikipedia
(Francis) Michael Wilkes (born 1941) is a British academic, former Lord Mayor of Birmingham, and former Chancellor of Birmingham City University.
Michael Wilkes was educated at St Philip's Grammar School in Birmingham. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with the degrees of BSocSc and PhD. Wilkes was Lord Mayor of Birmingham from 2009 to 2010. He was Chancellor of Birmingham City University from 2009 to 2010. Wilkes has been an Emeritus Professor of Birmingham University since 2002. He was Professor of business investment and management at Birmingham University from 1991 to 2002. He was formerly lecturer and then senior lecturer at Birmingham University. Wilkes had secondments to Aston University and to Northwestern University in the USA. He was a Liberal Democrat member of Birmingham City Council from 1984 to 1992 and from 2000 to 2012. Since 2012 he has been an honorary alderman. He is a member of the Fulbright Scholars' Association.