Mike Cifone received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in the philosophy of science. His research focused on the conceptual foundations of theoretical physics, and the metaphysical implications of relativity and quantum theories. He is published in a number of physics and philosophy journals. After graduating from Maryland in 2009, he taught widely in philosophy, the philosophy of science, ethics, and logic at various universities and colleges across the United States.
Since 2016 he has been a lecturer in philosophy for the City University of New York's Bronx campus. Early in 2022, he founded both Limina - The Journal of UAP Studies and the Society for UAP Studies in an effort to provide the UAP community with serious academic infrastructure for: peer-reviewed scholarly publication; regular academic meetings; interdisciplinary debate and dialogue; sustained international cooperation and exchange; and disciplinary definition through curriculum development and board certification in UAP Studies.