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Dr. Jillian Wood

Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Integrated Educational Studies Program
Attallah College of Educational Studies
Office Location: Reeves Hall
Education:
Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts
University of Southern California, Master of Communication Mgmt
Chapman University, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Jillian Wood joined the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University full time in 2020 and teaches in the Integrated Educational Studies program. She also serves as the Integrated Educational Studies Program Coordinator. Dr. Wood graduated from Attallah College at Chapman University in 2016, with a doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Leadership Studies. Her dissertation focused on equity issues for female faculty in higher education. Her research focuses on equity-driven organizations that provide a space for employees to feel valued and safe. She also focuses on adult learning theory, building best practices for teaching diverse adult populations in ways that keep them motivated and eager to learn.

Prior to returning to Chapman, Dr. Wood taught at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) for three years, teaching introductory and advanced writing courses. Before teaching at CSUF, Dr. Wood worked in administration at Chapman University, first in Attallah College and then the Argyros School of Business and Economics. She has worked in higher education for more than nine years, with experience in budget management, student services, accreditation, admissions, and marketing.