J. Luke Wood, an assistant professor of administration, rehabilitation, and postsecondary education at San Diego State University in California, was named director of the Center for African American Research and Policy. The organization, founded in 2005, publishes several journals including the Journal of the Professoriate and the Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice.
Dr. Wood also serves as interim director of the doctoral program in community college leadership at San Diego State. He is the co-founder of the Journal of African American Males in Education. He is the co-editor of Black Men in College: Implications for HBCUs and Beyond (Routledge, 2012) and Blacks Males in Postsecondary Education: Examining Their Experiences in Diverse Institutional Contexts (Information Age, 2012).
Dr. Wood holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Sacramento. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at Arizona State University.