Craig Wood

Decision Sciences
Office: Paul College, 10 Garrison Avenue, Durham, NH 03824

Craig Wood is associate professor of operations management in the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.  He teaches operations management, production planning and control, strategic management of operations, total quality management, project management, supply chain management, business communication, and international business.  For five years he served as Chair of the Decision Sciences Department, which includes the disciplines of Operations Management, Management Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, and Statistics.  From 1996 to 1999, he served as the Academic Director for Graduate Business Programs, overseeing the academic and curriculum aspects of the Whittemore School MBA Programs.  Since 2004 he has served as Program Director for the M.S. in Management of Technology programs that are currently offered in two formats:  as an in-house program for BAE Systems North America and as an open admissions program in Seoul, South Korea.  Professor Wood coached the Whittemore School team at the Concordia University (Molson) MBA International Case Competition in Montreal for nine years.  From 2004 to 2007, Professor Wood served as a visiting professor at the University of Paderborn, Germany teaching block courses in business English during the spring semester.

Professor Wood has a Ph.D. in operations management from The Ohio State University, an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. in history from Stanford University.  Before returning to school for the Ph.D., Professor Wood worked for twelve years in a variety of managerial positions in finance, accounting, budgeting, operations and business analysis, and strategic planning for several companies including Gould Inc., General Foods Corporation, and Foster Poultry Farms. His research is in manufacturing and operations strategy, supply chain management, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, and international industrial competitiveness.  His work has appeared in a number of publications including Management Science, Economic Development Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Strategic Management Journal.