Dr. Chris Wood is an Associate Professor in the counseling program at UNLV. Previously he has been an Associate/Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University, Seattle University, the Ohio State University, and the University of Arizona. Before becoming university faculty, he was a high school counselor, a counseling/guidance department chair, a counselor/group leader at a residential youth facility for adjudicated youth/troubled teens, and a career counselor at an alternative school serving grades 7-12. Dr. Wood has been Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Associate, or Research Methodologist on over $3 million in grants including over a dozen research projects investigating the efficacy of career development interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wood has over 30 conference presentations and 30 publications including articles in Professional School Counseling, the Journal of Counseling & Development, the Journal of College Counseling, Counselor Education & Supervision, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, and The Elementary School Journal. He co-edited the 5th and 6th editions of A Counselor's Guide to Career Assessment Instruments. He is formerly the Head Editor for the Professional School Counseling journal, the flagship research journal for the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). Dr. Wood is an American Counseling Association Fellow, the highest honor awarded by the American Counseling Association. He is most proud of being the father to two wonderful girls.
Areas of Expertise
School Counseling, Career development interventions in K-12 settings, Educationally Vulnerable Youth, School Based Mental Health Services, Counselor Education & Supervision.