Gary WoodTitle: Associate Professor of Political Science
Office Location: Buller 128
Phone: (269) 471-3290
PhD, Claremont Graduate University
MA, California State University
BA, Newbold College
Dr. Wood comes to us from California originally. He began his undergraduate studies at La Sierra University Riverside, transferred to California State University at San Bernardino and went from there to Newbold College in England. He received his Bachelor's in History from Newbold. He continued his studies with an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree from Cal State San Bernardino in History/Philosophy/Political Science, and moved on to Claremont University for another MA, concentrating on political science this time.
While teaching as an adjunct Political Science professor at Cal State San Bernardino, he earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University in 2001. His recently published book, Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional Government (Lexington Books, 2003) grew out of his dissertation study on John Quincy Adams' political thought and understanding of the U.S. Constitution.
Following his Ph.D., he taught for two years at the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton in Kenya, handling classes in history - everything from US History, African History and the History of Science - with anywhere from 4 to over 90 students.
From Africa, Dr. Wood traveled to Guam, taking the position of professor of Political Science at the University of Guam for one year, before coming to Andrews University.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
Dr. Wood teaches the following courses:
American Political Thought
Dr. Wood is co-authoring a paper with Dr. Jane Sabes on the politics of Lewis and Clark. He is working on a paper on the political thought of A.T. Jones and is considering a research project tentatively titled: "Leo straus and the Genesis Creation Account: A Non-Believers Defense of Orthodoxy."