Michael Adewumi, PhD

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
IES Abroad
Moderator, Africa Forum 2020

Michael Adewumi, PhD, is the executive vice president for academic affairs at the IES Abroad. Previously Adewumi was vice provost for global programs at Pennsylvania State University, and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering. In this role, Adewumi oversaw the university’s global engagements, including the expansive study abroad portfolio; programming and support of a rapidly growing international student and scholar population; and development of strategic partnerships with institutions around the world. In 2007, he served as the inaugural United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chair in georesources management at the University of Ibadan. Since 2008, Adewumi has been a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He holds master’s and PhD degrees in gas engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.