Social Science Faculty
John R. Wood, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
B.S., Oklahoma State University, Journalism & Broadcasting,
with concentration in News - Editorial Journalism
M.A., Oklahoma State University, Political Science
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University - Environmental Policy and Conflict
Office: SS 112
President, Faculty Senate
Member, Academic Assessment Committee
Member, Division Curriculum
Member, Service-Learning Committee
Member, Student Academic Advisory Board
Member, Recruitment and Retention Committee
Chair, Faculty Memorial Scholarship Committee
Member Graduation Committee
Representative, Faculty Advisory Council to the State Board of Regents
Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement (VOICE) - Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (OIL); civic engagement; voter registration
Green Club – Sustainability activities; Earth Day
Educator's Leadership Academy
Teaching In Community
Logan County Leadership Class
Neighborhood Leaders for Today
Guthrie City Council, Ward I
Advisor and cofounder to First Capital Neighborhood Solutions
Council representative to the Guthrie Transportation Authority
Vice President of Guthrie Noon Lions
▪ POLS 2703 State and Local Government
▪ POLS 1113 American Federal Government
▪ POLS 2103 Introduction to Political Science
▪ POLS 2303 Mass Media & Politics
▪ POLS 2093 Environmental Policy
▪ POLS 2203 Contemporary Political Issues
▪ POLS 2213 Campaigns & Elections
- Taking Sides: Political Controversies in State & Local Government. Editor. McGrawHill. (In progress, expected publication April 2010).
· Barriers & Bridges: The Search for Common Ground Among The Movement of Movements. 2008. Saarbucken, Germany: VDM Verlag. ISBN 978-3-639-00950-7.
· “Assessment of the Movement of Movements in America,”2008. New Political Science: A Journal of Politics & Culture, Volume 30, Number 4, December
· “Dawn of the Cosmopolitan: The Hope of a Global Citizens Movement” with Orion Kriegman, 2008. Journal of Global Initiatives, Volume 3, Number 1, July.
Footnoted for conducting the interviews
· Focht, Will. 2002. “Assessment and management of policy conflict in the Illinois River Watershed in Oklahoma: An application of Q methodology,”  International Journal of Public Administration, 25, 1311-1349. (Primary contributor. Conducted 150 open in-person interviews and 116 Q method follow-up interviews in the Illinois River Basin between the summer of 1998 and the spring of 2000. Wrote the methodology, conducted the analysis, wrote most of the literature review, and much of the paper’s discussion and conclusions.)
· “Mediation Styles: The Assessment of Mediators,” 2004. Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 21(4): 437-450.
· “The Vice Presidential Candidate’s Electoral Significance, from 1980-2004,” Political Research Quarterly. (in consideration; coauthored with Aaron Mason).
· “Is the Fox Guarding the Hen House?: Conflicts of Interest That Pervade the One Hundred-Year History of the Oklahoma Insurance Commission,” 2008. Oklahoma Politics. Volume 18, November: 75-88.
· “Technobabble and Rights Talk: Dueling Frames Underlying Conflict About Illinois River Pollution,” 2004. Oklahoma Policies Studies Review, spring/summer 5(1): 19-22.
· “Student Engagement: The Development of Citizenship,” 2009. (Sent for publication to Stylus Publishers, expected to be out by December 2009).
· “Oklahoma Environmental Policy: Conflict & Complexity in a Traditionalist State,” In Markwood, Christopher L. and Sharp, Brett S. 4th Ed. 2007. Oklahoma Government & Politics: An Introduction. (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing: 287-300.