John E. Dooley is Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs. He provides management, leadership and vision to the comprehensive range of programs and services related to the university’s outreach and international missions, including oversight to Continuing and Professional Education, Outreach Program Services, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, Service Learning Center, Upward Bound, Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement, Economic Initiatives and Marketing Research, Office of International Research, Education, and Development, Center for European Studies and Architecture, Southside Outreach Programs, and the Commonwealth Campus Centers in Hampton Roads, Richmond, Roanoke, and Abingdon. Before assuming his current responsibilities in May, 2003, Dooley was Associate Provost for University Outreach (2001-2003), Assistant Dean of the College of Human Resources and Education (1996-2001), Associate Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension (1995-2001), Executive Director of the Virginia 4-H Foundation (1991-1995), and Director of the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center (1982-1991).
His professional achievements include the development and leadership of several economic and community development initiatives that have contributed to the well being of individuals, families, businesses and communities across the Commonwealth. He leads a major effort in Virginia’s Southside region to strategically distribute the University’s research activities as a catalyst for the transformation of a depressed economy due to decline in the tobacco, furniture and textile industries.
Dooley has been an active member of the Virginia Tech community through several committees and special projects. His service activities include the Task Force on Disciplinary and Honor Systems, the University Steering Committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Self-Study, and the University Advisory Council on Strategic Planning and Budget. He has also been faculty advisor to several student organizations.
In addition to his bachelors degree in elementary education from Alderson-Broaddus College (West Virginia), Dooley earned a masters and Ph.D. at Virginia Tech. Both graduate degrees are in higher education administration .