Vanessa Wood

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Vanessa K. Wood completed her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2017 and started her public education career in 2009. Dr. Wood serves as a contributing faculty member for Walden University's Riley College of Education and Leadership.
Dr. Wood has served in elementary, middle, high, rural, suburban, and urban public schools and possesses educational endorsements in English 6-12, Health & PE PreK-12, Admin and Supervision PreK-12, and Family & Consumer Science.
Dr. Wood has authored or co-authored the following publications:

Wood, V. K. (2017). Local homeless education liaisons encourage students’ success: A qualitative descriptive case study (Publication No. 10602230) [Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.

Wood, V. & Finkelstein, M. (2020). Training homeless education liaisons to support the academic needs of homeless students. Journal of Education and Training, 7(1), 12-28. doi:10.5296/jet.v7i1.15275


EdD, University of Phoenix

Post-master's Certificate, Walden Univesity

MBA, Strayer University

BS, Excelsior College