Author Profile

Michael Poliakoff | President, American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Current Position and Past Experience
Michael Poliakoff currently serves as the President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). Poliakoff has been with the ACTA since 2010 where he started as the Vice President of Policy. Before joining ACTA, Poliakoff served as a Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Colorado.

In the course of his career Poliakoff has held senior positions at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Council on Teacher Quality, the American Academy for Liberal Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Poliakoff also taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Hillsdale College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Wellesley College.

Poliakoff was a junior fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies and is the author of books and journal articles in classical studies and education policy.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Poliakoff earned his BA magna cum laude from Yale University, First-Class Honours in Literae Humaniores at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and his PhD in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan.

Poliakoff has received the American Philological Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Distinguished Service to Education Award.

His work in classical studies has been supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Poliakoff continues to write and lecture on the ancient world. He holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do and enjoys distance running.

Connect
You can connect with Poliakoff through LinkedIn and on twitter @PoliakoffACTA. You can also connect through the ACTA website.
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