David began his international education career with CAPA in California as a Program Development Consultant in 2002, where his primary responsibility was building custom faculty-led programs with U.S. institutions in the Southeast. In 2005, David relocated to CAPA’s Boston headquarters to lead the newly established Institutional Relations team. He became Vice President of Institutional Relations in 2007, and over the following years served in a number of different leadership roles including Vice President of U.S. Operations and Vice President of Marketing. He also served on CAPA’s Board of Directors/Boundary team.
Michael has spent much of his career in an international context. Prior to working in mainstream international education, he taught American Literature at the universities of Hull, Middlesex, Padova, and Venice, and worked as a researcher-writer for BBC radio. Michael has held leadership roles with FIE, CIEE, and Syracuse University. He has also consulted for New York University, Brethren Colleges Abroad, Warwick University, and is an adviser to the President of Tamagawa University in Tokyo.
He serves on a number of boards and committees including the Curriculum Committee of the Forum on Education Abroad, the Editorial Boards of Frontiers and the Journal of Studies in International Education, EAIE’s Knowledge Development Task Force, and Braun Stiftung für Internationalen Austausch. Michael was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Forum on Education Abroad from 2006 to 2012.
Michael holds a PhD in American Studies, an MA in Literature, and a BA in History and Politics. He has written widely and has published extensively on international education and cultural studies. Most recently, he published work aimed at critically reviewing the core assumptions of study abroad. You can read a sample of Michael’s short essays in his monthly blog column Thoughts on Education Abroad.
Darin joined CAPA in 2014. He works with CAPA partner institutions on the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, and oversees a team of Institutional Relations Managers developing outcome driven and impactful programming. Additionally, he focuses on equity and inclusion initiatives and partnerships to increase diversity and access in the field and on CAPA programs.
Prior to joining CAPA, Darin served multiple roles within AFS Intercultural Programs USA, with a focus on program design, development and implementation. He managed the Faces of America Diversity Scholarships to Study Abroad program and developed and implemented the U.S. Department of State Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program.
He is a graduate of the Northwestern University, where he studied Political Science, and received an MPA from California State University Northridge.