Deputy Director, Center for Global Engagement
Michael Dean serves as Deputy Director of the Center for Global Engagement at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he has worked since 2001. In this role, he works with students, faculty, and staff to expand study abroad/study away opportunities as well as to further develop Old Dominion University's global engagement efforts.
Michael has a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School for Public and International Affairs and a certificate in Latin American Studies from the Center for Latin American Studies. He has served in a variety of leadership positions with NAFSA: Association of International Educators at the local, regional, and national level. Michael believes deeply in the power of international education to transform lives and help make the world a better place. It is this belief that fuels his passion for international education and why he has dedicated his life to it.
Michael lives in Norfolk with his wife and two children. They enjoy traveling, live music, and seeking new adventures whenever an opportunity presents itself.