Dr. John J. Wood was appointed Interim Vice Provost for International Education, effective September 1, 2018, following Professor Stephen C. Dunnett’s decision to step down from the position. Wood previously served as Senior Associate Vice Provost, the deputy senior international officer for the university.
As Interim Vice Provost, Wood serves as the chief university officer responsible for all central international programs and services at UB, which include study abroad and exchange programs; international student services for 5,000 enrolled international students; international recruitment and admissions; sponsored international development activities in the training and research areas; immigration services for foreign-national employees and for visiting scholars from overseas; international publications; and the internationalization of the university curricula.
Prior to joining the Office of International Education in 2004, Wood served as an assistant director of the UB English Language Institute, where he taught in both the Intensive English and ESL programs for many years and directed a variety of customized English language and orientation programs for sponsored international students. Dr. Wood is a member of NAFSA, AIEA and EAIE and a frequent presenter at their annual conferences. Wood received his Ph.D. in English from the University at Buffalo, with a focus on Early American Literature.