Dr. Wood is currently on sabbatical from his position as the Director of the Communication and Development Studies Program. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies.
Dr. Wood has published articles across a range of disciplines. His scholarship has focused on areas that include the digital divide; rural and regional development policy; indicators used to measure socioeconomic conditions; health disparities between urban and rural areas; grassroots level E-government; and discursive constructions of poverty in the media. He received his PhD in Geography from Penn State University, where he also earned master's degrees in Geography and in Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics. His B.A is in liberal arts with an emphasis on history.