Dr. Chris Wood is an Associate Professor in the Educational & Clinical Studies Department at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In addition to being a counselor educator, Dr. Wood has experience as a high school counselor, a counseling department chair, a counselor/group leader at a residential youth facility for adjudicated youth/troubled teens, and a career counselor/career assessment coordinator 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. His grant experience includes over a dozen research projects investigating the efficacy of career development interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wood was a career assessment coordinator and research assistant on a $1.3 million Community Employment Education Center grant from the Office of Adult and Vocational Education and a faculty research associate on a grant from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.
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 is currently the editor for the Professional School Counseling journal, the flagship research journal for the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). He co-edited the 5th and 6th editions of A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments.