J. Luke Wood

Sacramento State University

J. Luke Wood, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). Dr. Wood is Co-Director of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3), a national project of the Interwork Institute at SDSU. He is also Chair of the Multicultural & Multiethnic Education (MME) special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). His research focuses on ethical leadership and decision-making in the community colleges as well as Black (and other minority) male success in the community college. In particular, his research of Black males examines factors (e.g., social, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) that impact their outcomes (e.g., persistence, achievement, attainment, transfer, labor market outcomes) in community colleges.

Dr. Wood has authored more than 30 publications (printed or in press), including numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports. He is co-author of the textbooks, Community College Leadership & Administration: Theory, Practice, and Change (2010, Peter Lang), and Leadership in the Community College: Theory, Inventories, and Case Studies (in press, Stylus). He is also co-editor of the books, Black Men in College: Implications for diversity, recruitment, support and retention (2012, Routledge), and Black Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts (2012, Information Age). Wood received his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies with an emphasis in Higher Education from Arizona State University (ASU).