I love participating with students in the learning process because through the gaining of right knowledge, dreams for success can become a wonderful reality.
William Woods, PhD
Lead Faculty - Professor
Dr. William G. Woods holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University. He earned his PhD online. Dr. Woods also has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Management with a specialization in Marketing from St. Ambrose University. He served as an Assistant Professor at St. Ambrose University, a Program Coordinator at Kaplan University, and as a Professor with the University of Arizona Global Campus. He has instructed in both, the campus and online settings and also undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dr. Woods began his teaching career in 1994. He is the Lead Faculty for the Master of Arts in Organizational Management and is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Faculty Council. Previously, he served as Faculty Senate Chair for two years after serving as the Senate Vice-Chair for two years. He served for several years on the Board of Directors for the Bridgepoint Education Political Action Committee.
In April 2020, he was selected as faculty member of the month at Ashford University. In May 2019, he was presented with the Ashford University President's and Provost Service Award as well as the Forbes School of Business & Technology Service Award. In 2019, he was honored with an award for his leadership of the Ashford University Faculty Senate.
In January 2018, he was presented with the Martin Luther King Jr Peace and Justice Award. Additionally, in 2018, he authored the State of Wisconsin Peace Week Proclamation that was signed by the Governor. In 2017, he also authored the State of Iowa Peace Week Proclamation that was signed by the Governor of Iowa. He was awarded the City of Clinton, IA 2012 Human Rights Award. He has served as a regional Director for the World Association of Academic Doctors. He chaired their international conferences in 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Woods has given presentations at conferences in Pretoria-South Africa and 14 states in the United States. He has also been a presenter at graduations for Kaplan University and Ashford University. He has given presentations to Blue Shield of California, Delta Airlines, and AT&T.