John J Wood

Senior Associate Vice-Provost for International Education, University at Buffalo, SUNY

John J. Wood is Senior Associate Vice-Provost for International Education at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York. He serves as the officer in charge of the Office of International Education in the absence of the Vice Provost. Mr. Wood has administrative responsibility for the university's study abroad programmes and institutional affiliations with universities in other countries. In various capacities within the Office of International Education, Mr. Wood collaborates with faculty and academic units at UB in conceptualizing new international programmes and agreements and in developing proposals for external funding to support these programmes. Mr. Wood is responsible for overseeing the academic components of the overseas sponsored programmes administered by the Office of International Education, including UB academic programmes offered in cooperation with international sponsors. He has a leading role in academic oversight of UB's programmes in Singapore. He represents the office on matters of academic accreditation; negotiates curricular matters between UB deans, department chairs, and faculty and the programme hosts. As the faculty relations officer for the office, Mr. Wood works closely with UB faculty, chairs, and faculty administrators. He liaises with academic units concerning international education programmes and policies, serves on the university's Council on International Studies and Programmes, and takes an active role in supporting Council activities.