As the Deputy President for Strategic Development and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Michael Woolf serves as a special advisor to assist the organization in building a more diverse range of programs and destinations.
He is also responsible for developing our curriculum offerings in current CAPA locations and creating academic concentrations which blend courses, internships and service learning into focused tracks speaking directly to specific academic departments. Mike will play a key role in the development of new learning abroad destinations for CAPA, which will serve the CAPA mission and strategic direction. Mike also works with our Institutional Relations team to introduce our programs and various models to the field of learning abroad.
Mike has been working in the field of learning abroad for many years and is recognized as a leader in innovative program development and curriculum. He has held leadership roles in many international education organizations, among them FIE, CIEE and Syracuse University. He has written widely on international education and cultural studies. Mike serves on a number of advisory boards and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Forum on Education Abroad from 2006-2012.
As an academic, Mike focused on American Studies and taught in the universities of Padova and Venice, Italy. After a period as a writer at the BBC, Mike joined CIEE as the London Director with the task of developing international exchanges across Europe and between the UK – USA and Asia. He then moved into mainstream education abroad with Syracuse University before returning to CIEE as the Regional Director for Anglophone programs. In that role, he helped develop CIEE’s activities in Africa, India, Australia, the UK and Ireland.