Geoffrey L Wood, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for Applied Research

Dr. Geoff Wood is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the 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 Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Science Honor Society.   He has directed several research projects with CFAR including: an economic impact study on the feasibility of industrial hemp production in Westmoreland County, research collaboration and strategic grant making with the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, and most recently a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for Excela Health. Dr. Wood has published several book chapters, book reviews, and project reports as part of his work with CFAR. Currently, he is working with Dr. Paul S. Adams on an edited volume on the impact of natural disasters on social inequality in the US.