Dr. William C. Wood
Professor of Economics & Director, Center for Economic Education
Year Start at JMU: 1989
Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1980
B.A., highest honors, Auburn University, 1974
Academic Interests: Industrial organization, public choice, behavioral finance, economic education
Professional Background: Staff writer, The Associated Press
Service work: Webmaster, Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership; Leadership Team, Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Personal Interests: Webmaster, www.plainmoney.com and www.bridgewaterva.com; avid cyclist; Current Courses Taught: Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Econometrics, Industrial Organization
Wood, W. C., Schug, M. C. (2011). Economic Episodes in American History. Morristown, NJ: Wohl Publishing.
Wood, W. C. (2002). Getting a Grip on Your Money. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Wood, W. C., O'Roark, J. B., DeLaCruz, L. M. (2013). A Threat-Response Model of Counter-Terrorism: Implications for Information Security. International Journal of Risk and Contingency Management, 2(4), 39-49.
O'Roark, J. B., Wood, W. C. (2011). Determinants of Congressional Minimum Wage Support: The Role of Background and Education. Public Choice, 147(1-2), 209-225.
Wood, W. C. (2008). Subprime Lending and Social Justice: A Biblical Perspective. Journal of Markets and Morality, 11(2), 189-204.
1989-present, Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education, James Madison University
The Princeton Review's Best 300 Professors, 2012
Distinguished Service Award, James Madison University College of Business, 2010-2011.
Distinguished Leadership Award for support of literacy in the central Shenandoah Valley, Skyline Literacy Coalition, 2007.
Best Paper Award, Journal of Private Enterprise. (2001).
Madison Scholar, James Madison University. (1997).
National Winner, Essay Competition in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Association of Private Enterprise Education and National Federation of Independent Business. (1994).
Clifford D. Spangler Award, Alpha Kappa Psi and the American Risk and Insurance Association. (1991).
Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Director, Center for Economic Education; Professor, Economics) received $60,499 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for "Economic Education Consultant Program" to continue a teacher outreach program in economic education.
Dr. William C. Wood (J.W. and Alice S. Marriott Faculty Fellow; Professor, Economics; Director, Center for Economic Education) received $64,818 from Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Inc. for an economic education consultant program to improve economic literacy in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.