Geoffrey L Wood, PhD

Assistant Professor, Sociology; Director, Center for Applied Research


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Dr. Geoff Wood is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Applied Research (CFAR). He earned a Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis in research methodology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

He teaches introduction to sociology, social problems, research methods, sociology of politics, social inequality, and introduction to public policy. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Public Policy Major and for Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Science Honor Society.  

He directs several research projects with CFAR including: an evaluation of a substance abuse education and workforce development project, a community health needs assessment for a regional hospital, and research collaboration and strategic grant making with a local foundation.

Recently, Dr. Wood published two book chapters titled “Accelerated Categorical Inequality: New Orleans in the Eye of the Storm,” In After the Storm: Militarization, Occupation, and Segregation in Post-Katrina America and “Seventeen Years Later: Revisiting the Critical Demography Paradigm to Examine Public Education in American Schools,” In Race, Population Studies, and America's Public Schools: A Critical Demography Perspective.