Mark Wood, Ph.D.
Director of the School of World Studies
MA, California State U, Chico, 1984
BA, California State U, Chico, 1982
Fax - 804.827-3479
Office - Lafayette Hall Room 104
312 North Shafer Street
Richmond, VA 23284
Mark D. Wood is the Director of the School of World Studies and an Associate Professor of Religious Studies. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, ethics, social justice, and sustainability. His publications include articles and book chapters on Christianity, Buddhism, post-religious ethics, and political thought, as well as his book, Cornel West and the Politics of Prophetic Pragmatism (University of Illinois Press: Champagne, Illinois: 2000). Professor Wood is a leader in the development of pedagogy that combines classroom study with engagement in local and global efforts to build a healthier world. He has led students on study abroad programs to Cuba, where students participate in the North American and Cuban philosophers and social scientists conference, and to Perugia, Italy, where students study Italian language and Italian Religious history. He is an avid biker, photographer, and gardener.