Dr. Taylor C. Woodman is a critical internationalization scholar that uses his research, teaching, and practice to challenge dominant assumptions of international education exchange. His research interests include global learning, academic diplomacy, internationalization of higher education, digital internationalization, qualitative methodology, and Cuban education.  He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for the last decade at DC area schools. He leads the study abroad fieldwork program that has taken over 100 UMD students to Cuba. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center and he currently serves on the editorial board for Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and is a past editorial board member of the Journal of International Students. In addition to his research and teaching, he has almost 15 years of experience as an administrator in international education programming on college campuses. He currently also serves as the Associate Director for Global Faculty Learning in UMD's Global Learning Initiatives. In this role, he supports the university's strategic internationalization priorities by collaborating with the instructional community to integrate global learning content into the university's curriculum and programming. Outside of the university, Taylor enjoys road tripping to explore the cultural communities within the U.S. and serving the DC community as a resource parent for DC foster youth. Taylor holds a B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech and a M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland. 

Reach out to Dr. Woodman directly if you are interested in joining the International Education Policy Program. He currently advises and supports these graduate students:

•    Faiqoh Agustin (MA)
•    Nicolas Alesso (MA)
•    Sage Burch (MA)
•    Sean Chen (PhD)
•    Anna Girgoryeva (PhD)
•    Anastasia Lavrenyuk (PhD)
•    Madison Leadley (MA)
•    Sarah Pickens (PhD)

  • Associate Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Office of International Affairs
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of International Students
  • Guest Editor of Special Issue on Virtual Exchange, Journal of International Students
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad 
  • Fulbright Doctoral Student Advisor, Anna Grigoryeva - Higher School of Economics - Moscow (2021-2022)
  • Member, U.S. Department of State, Speaker’s Bureau

  • Executive Committee Member, Institute for Study Abroad (2017 – 2022)

  • Higher Education Fellow, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education (April 2019)

  • Weaver G.C., McDonald P.L., Louie G.S., & Woodman T.C. (2024). Future potentials for international virtual exchange in higher education post COVID-19: A scoping review. Education Sciences; 14(3):232. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci14030232
  • Woodman, T.C., Whatley, M., & Glass, C.R. (Eds.). (2023). Digital Internationalization in Higher Education: Beyond Virtual Exchange (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003444237

  • Whatley, M., & Glass, C.R., Woodman, T.C. & Braun, N. (2023). Chapter 1: Digital Internationalization: A new era. In Woodman, T.C., Whatley, M., & Glass, C.R. (Eds.). Digital Internationalization in Higher Education: Beyond Virtual Exchange (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003444237

  • Woodman, T.C. & Engel, L.C. (2023). Chapter 1: Internationalization of the curriculum landscape. In Ahn, E.S. (Ed.). Wisconsin in the world: Internationalization at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. IAP, North Carolina.

  • Woodman, T.C., Gombin-Sperling, J. & Najeeullah, Q.S. (2022). Chapter 8: Dismantling exclusive practices: Application as a tool for inclusion. In H. Barclay Hamir and N. Gozik (Editors) Deepening Impact through Inclusive Excellence in Education Abroad. Forum on Education Abroad, Pennsylvania.

  • Terentev, E., Woodman, T.C., Grigoryeva, A. & Minaeva, E.A. (2022). Academic (dis)engagement of international doctoral students at Russian universities. In M. Mohamad and J. Boyd (Editors) International Student Support and Engagement: Innovative Practices for Universities. Routledge Series on Global Mobility. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.

  • Woodman, T.C. (2019). Embargoed exchanges: Critical issues in U.S. and Cuban academic [Special issue: The construction of knowledge in higher education studies: A Southern perspective]. Education Policy Analysis Archive.

  • Niehaus, E., Woodman, T.C., Wegener, A., Bryan, A., Hill, E. (2019). Student learning outcomes: What instructors emphasize in short-term study abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
  • Woodman, T.C. (2018). New destinations in study abroad: Examining U.S. university expansion efforts in Cuba. The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education. DOI 10.32674/jcihe.v10iWinter.696
  • Niehaus, E., Holder, C., Rivera, M., Garcia, C. E., Woodman, T.C., Dierberger, J. (2017). Exploring integrative learning in service-based alternative breaks. The Journal of Higher Education. DOI 10.1080/00221546.2017.1313086.
  • Woodman, T. C. & Punteney, K. (2016). Chapter 18: Graduate Education in Context: preparing scholar- practitioners as future international education leaders. In B. Streitwieser and A. Ogden (Editors) International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.
  • Woodman, T.C., DeNapoli, S & Skiba, J. (2016). Global Identities: exploring study abroad student narratives through digital storytelling. In H.C. Saulny and S. Swazye (Editors) Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion: Advancing The George Washington University's commitment to academic excellence.
  • Nessas, D., Wood, T. C. & Woods, M.L. (2014). A practice in solidarity: A U.S. perspective on Cuban higher education. International Educator. 23 (6), 49-51.

  • The Power of Narrative in Academic Diplomacy: Stories from Cuba
  • Principal Investigator, UMD's Graduate School, $10,000
  • Universal Global Learning: A Common Agenda for Global Justice
  • Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Facilitator, UMD's Teaching & Learning Transformation Center, $70,000
  • Creating Public Health OER to Empower Students in Addressing the Challenges of Our Time
    Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Facilitator, Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) OER Grant, $2,000
  • Global Virtual Exchanges- Teaching Innovation Grant
    Project Co-Facilitator, UMD’s Provost’s Office, $2,500
  • Global Classrooms Design Sprint- Teaching Innovation Grant 
    Co-Author/Project Co-Facilitator, UMD Provost’s Office, $39,000
  • Global Classrooms Initiative for International Virtual Exchange: Embargoed Dialogues
    Principal Investigator, Office of International Affairs, $10,000
    Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education, $2,000
  • Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion: Global Identities-Digital Storytelling Project
    Principal Investigator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, $5,000