A 1966 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Woody received his Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior from the University of Florida in the mid 1970’s. His academic career includes teaching a wide range of psychology, education and business management courses at institutions such as the University of Florida, The United States Military Academy, Ladycliff College, Northeast Missouri State University, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University. He designed and directed the highly successful Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Program for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.
Commissioned a Regular Army Infantry Officer in 1966, Colonel Caine served in Germany, Viet Nam and across the US in a variety of command and staff positions. He taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, commanded two Reserve Officer Training Corps battalions, and served as the Inspector General for Fort Ord, CA and the 7th Infantry Division (Light). During his 26 years of active duty, Colonel Caine specialized in leadership education, strategic planning, training design, human resource management, and organizational effectiveness.
Colonel Caine’s professional education includes the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Organizational Effectiveness School, the Inspector General Course and the U.S. Army War College. He is the author of numerous professional articles and the creator of training workbooks and instructional videos. He received The William P. Clements Award as the Outstanding Military Educator for his service at the United States Military Academy.
The father of two grown children, the grandfather of four, and step-father to two young adults, Woody’s hobbies include cooking, weight training, bicycling, gardening, reading, and building military miniatures. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, former Vice President of the Rotary Club of Brentwood, TN, twice President of the Williamson County American Heart Association chapter, Community Giving Campaign Chair for Vanderbilt University, and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 93. He is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Psi Chi, the Psychology Honorary, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, and the National Residence Hall Honorary.
Ph.D., University of Florida M.S., University of Florida B.S., College of William and Mary