Welcome to our new Chair, Geoffrey Wood

Professor Geoffrey Wood has begun his term as Chair of the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.  He is also holding the Dancap Private Equity Chair in Change and Innovation position created out of the most recent donation from Aubrey Dan.
He joins us from the University of Essex in England where he was Dean of Essex Business School. 

Professor and Chair, Geoffrey Wood

Professor Wood was recently featured in the Western News.  The following is an excerpt from that article

Geoffrey Wood’s research strives to understand and explain how complex organizational and business systems work. But one real-world issue – the tribulation of getting car insurance upon his move to Western from England – is a complication even he has a tough time resolving.

“For some reason they can’t wrap their head around the fact I have a spotless driving record overseas,” quipped Wood, who began his new role as chair of the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies on July 1. Wood, who was Dean of Essex Business School at the University of Essex, will also be the inaugural holder of the Dancap Private Equity Chair in Change and Innovation.

Car insurance aside, Wood is excited about the opportunity he has in his new role at Western.