The College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is proud to announce that Dr. Chris Wood, an associate professor in the Educational & Clinical Studies counseling program at the College, has been awarded the prestigious American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow Award. This honor is presented to less than 1 percent of the more than 56,000 ACA members.
The ACA Fellow distinction is bestowed upon members of professional distinction who have been recognized for significant and unique contributions to the counseling profession through professional practice, scientific achievement, leadership and governance, and/or teaching and training.
Dr. Wood joined the College of Education faculty in 2015, having previously been a faculty member at Old Dominion University, Seattle University, the Ohio State University and the University of Arizona. Previous to his tenure as university faculty, he served as a high school counselor, a counseling/guidance department chair, a counselor/group leader at a residential youth facility for adjudicated youth/troubled teens, and a career counselor at an alternative school serving grades 7-12.
In addition to his professional practice, Dr. Wood has been Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Associate, or Research Methodologist on over $3 million in grants including over a dozen research projects investigating the efficacy of career development interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wood has over 30 conference presentations and 30 publications including articles in Professional School Counseling, the Journal of Counseling & Development, the Journal of College Counseling, Counselor Education & Supervision, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, and The Elementary School Journal. He co-edited the 5th and 6th editions of A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments. He is currently the Head Editor for the Professional School Counseling journal, the flagship research journal for the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
Dr. Wood will be recognized in March 2017 at the American Counseling Association Conference in San Francisco.