Daniel Robert Woolf has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario since September 2009.
Born in London, England, Dr. Woolf grew up in Winnipeg. He received his undergraduate degree at Queen's University and his doctorate from Oxford University. He subsequently held appointments at Queen’s, Bishop’s and Dalhousie Universities taking on increasingly senior roles. He was Dean of Humanities at McMaster University and Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta prior to returning to Queen’s in 2009.
As a senior university administrator, Dr. Woolf has a proven track record in governance, financial management and employee engagement. He is extensively involved in external relations and advancement programming, including fundraising and alumni relations, as well as government, international and community outreach. A powerful advocate for each institution for which he has worked, he has led the development of many innovative campus projects and initiatives.
A specialist in early modern British cultural history and in the history of historical thought and writing, he maintains a program of teaching and research and is the author and editor of a number of scholarly articles, monographs, books and encyclopedias. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.