William Wood is Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Education at James Madison University. Wood was the recipient of teaching awards at the University of Virginia and at James Madison University, where he was the 2001–2002 Distinguished Teacher in the College of Business. Wood was named in 2002 as an inaugural winner of the Southern Economic Association’s Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award.
Wood is also a past recipient of the Alpha Kappa Psi-Clifford D. Spangler award for research in risk and insurance and Best Paper award for the Journal of Private Enterprise. Wood received the Distinguished Service Award from the James Madison University College of Business for 2010-2011 and the Distinguished Leadership Award from Skyline Literacy Coalition in 2007. He is the author of three books, more than 30 scholarly articles, and national economic education materials for school and adult audiences.