Thursday, February 22, 2018

Developing the Peace Process by Dr. William Woods

Dr. William Woods
Description : In January 2018 Dr. William Woods was presented with the Peace and Justice Award by the Martin Luther King  Jr. committee of Clinton, IA. Dr. Woods was honored with the distinction because of his authoring of the Iowa Peace Week Proclamation for the State of Iowa and several service
projects that he designed and participated in with his students. The projects included food drives for a homeless shelter, raising almost $5000 for a homeless shelter, providing sewing machines and training for widows in Ghana, funding for shelter, clothing, food and education for orphans in Kenya, and a toy drive for Lakota Sioux Children in South Dakota. His students also provided $1000 for victims of the hurricane that hit St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in 2017.

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Author Bio:
Dr. William G. Woods holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership from Capella University. He is a full-time core faculty member and a Professor in the Forbes School of Business and Technology. He has been with Ashford University since 2005. He is the recipient of the 2018 Martin Luther King Peace and Justice Award. In 2017 he authored the State of Iowa "Peace Week Proclamation" signed by the Governor. He serves as Chair of the Faculty Senate at Ashford University. He became the Senate Chair in July 2017. He served as the chair of the Senate Graduate Curriculum Committee from 2012-2017. He has served as a Board of Directors Associate Member for Vibrant Credit Union and is an Executive Board member for the Bridgepoint Education Political Action Committee. He serves on the Council of Advisors for the Golden Key International Honour Society. He is a regular speaker at Golden Key Regional and International Conferences. He is a Regional Director for the World Association of Academic Doctors. He is the recipient of the City of Clinton, IA 2012 Human Rights Award. He has created successful fundraisers that supported education for widows in Ghana, education, shelter and food for children in Kimondo, Kenya and funding for impoverished children of the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota.
He has been married for 32 years, loves teaching, camping, skateboarding, bike riding and surfing. Most of all, he loves his wife, kids and grandchildren.