Robert E. Wood
Professor Emeritus of Sociology

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Rutgers University
Camden College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Robert E. Wood received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is the author of From Marshall Plan to Debt Crisis: Foreign Aid and Development Choices in the World Economy (University of California Press) and co-editor, with Michel Picard, of Tourism, Ethnicity and the State in Asian and Pacific Societies (University of Hawaii Press), and several dozen articles and book chapters on international development, globalization, ethnicity, tourism, technology and teaching, and other subjects. He served on the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research, Tourist Studies, and Innovate: A Journal of Online Education. Professor Wood was the recipient of the Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence in 1996, the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000, the Outstanding Contribution to Instruction Award at the American Sociological Association meetings in 2002, and the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. He served as department chair when the department received the Rutgers University Programmatic Excellence Award in Undergraduate Education in 2003.

Professor Wood retired from teaching at the end of the Spring 2009 semester, and now lives a very different life along the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia. He maintains a blog about his new life at


December 21, 2011