John has a longstanding history in the field of international education spanning more than 25 years. He has been an active and contributing member of the international education industry including NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, and Forum on Education Abroad.
He began his international education career as a Foreign Student Advisor for the State University of New York at Oswego in the Office of International Education. He attended graduate school at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies where he completed a master’s degree in Area studies: China. During this time, John was also the executive director of the SUNY Oswego London Center which led to the development of CAPA’s first program center in London.
As an entrepreneur and leader, John continues to evolve and support the field of international education. He strives for new and innovative ways to enhance the student experience in academics, personal and professional development and cultural exchange using state-of-the-art technology to create globally collaborative communities across the CAPA network of programs. His entrepreneurial approach to learning takes students to places they never knew they could go and prepares them to function and compete in an increasingly interdependent global landscape.
Currently, John sits on the Fund for Education Abroad’s Access Advisory Board, the Advisory Council for Diversity Abroad, and the Development Board of the California Innocence Project.
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
Angi heads CAPA’s Global Academic Management team which is comprised of the academic directors across all CAPA programs. She is responsible for the implementation and compliance of CAPA’s academic policies and procedures, as well as curriculum development. Her top priority is maintaining a high standard of academic quality in CAPA programs, conducting annual program assessments and five-year comprehensive, onsite reviews. She also serves as CAPA’s liaison to the Academic Advisory Board and the Schools of Record. Angi has worked closely with CAPA since the early ‘90s when, as the Director of Study Abroad at the University of Pittsburgh, she first developed an institutional relationship with the organization. Having built several programs with CAPA over the years, Angi has an excellent understanding of the organization’s mission, sites, and program models.
Angi has served on the advisory boards of several education abroad organizations, has held leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Council for International Education and NAFSA Regions VIII and IX. She is currently a member of three committees of the Forum on Education Abroad, is a QUIP Peer Reviewer and an Assessor for the Forum’s Certification Program. She has taught courses on intercultural communication, leadership development, journal writing, and mythology and modern literature.
Angi has enjoyed an outstanding career in international education spanning more than 30 years. She possesses comprehensive knowledge of education abroad programming and assessment, student advising, campus and community life in the U.S., national outreach, fundraising and scholarship resources, standards of good practice, relevant legal issues, and effective crisis management practice. She holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Comparative Literature from Pennsylvania State University, a BA in English and French Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and has recently completed an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh.
Vice President of Global Operations
Catherine began her career with CAPA in 1995. Her passion for study abroad developed as an undergraduate student at Santa Clara University when she spent her third year studying at Durham University in the north of England. After completing a BS, Catherine returned to the UK and earned an MA in Sociology and Social Policy at Durham University. Following a few years working in the U.S., including at the Museum of Tolerance in West Los Angeles and CAPA's former California office, Catherine returned to the UK in 1999 and has since been based at CAPA’s London center. As a member of CAPA’s Executive Team, Catherine’s primary areas of focus include assessment and quality assurance, new product development, and the administration of CAPA’s global corporate affairs.
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.