Dr. Michael Schoop was appointed President of the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College on May 1, 2006. Prior to coming to Tri-C, Dr. Schoop spent eight years at the City Colleges of Chicago, where he served as Dean of Instruction at Harry S. Truman College, and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at both Truman and Olive-Harvey College. Dr. Schoop’s current interest is in the economic and technological forces reshaping the landscape of higher education and how the emerging model of teaching and learning can best serve students, staff, faculty, and members of the larger community.
Michael Schoop received a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, where he taught freshmen composition, professional writing, prose style, and the history of rhetorical theory. He has conducted research on death penalty cases, rhetorical ethics, and cognitive science. In his most recent graduate courses on community college history and leadership, Dr. Schoop and his students have focused on the intersection between finance, organizational development, and learning innovation.
Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Schoop taught English conversation classes in Japan, conducted due diligence work for an international real estate company, and managed operations for a custom florist.