Danielle Wood, Ph.D.

Director, Community-Based Research and Impact; Assistant Director, Research, Learning, and Impact, Center for Civic Innovation
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154 Geddes Hall

Danielle Wood is the director of Community-Based Research and Impact at the Center for Social Concerns and the assistant director for Research, Learning, and Impact, Center for Civic Innovation. Wood provides education and facilitation to the University and to community partners on community-based research principles and practices, as well as works directly with local organizations to help them to identify and frame research needs. In support of that work, she also directs the Community-Based Research Seed Grant Program and the Food for Thought Series, fostering partnerships in community-based research. Professor Wood teaches interdisciplinary courses, including community-based research and community development. 

Professor Wood received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in public management. She also holds her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.S. from Purdue University. Her dissertation research examined how quality of life and sustainability indicator systems have been used to facilitate change in local communities, and how engagement strategies, organizational capacities, and structural design are part of building collective impact. Wood has research interests in community engagement, asset-based community development, collective impact, and resilience planning and evaluation. Prior to her work with the Center, she worked in the nonprofit sector and in planning, research, and evaluation across a variety of sectors.

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Upcoming Events

March 2019

2019 Catholic Social Tradition Conference
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Documentary Film: Los niños de María
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Puerto Rico Faculty Seminar Panel
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

April 2019

Film Screening: Icebox
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Postgraduate Service: AmeriCorps Panel
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm
Been & Seen Series: Listening to Uganda
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Labor Café
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

May 2019

2019 Service Send-Off Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

June 2019

Community Engagement Faculty Institute
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)