Program Officer, Youth Opportunity and Learning, The Ford Foundation
Douglas Wood is a program officer on the youth opportunity and learning team at Ford Foundation. Prior to 2011, he was associate dean of administration and planning at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School. Previously, he was executive director and CEO of the Tennessee State Board of Education, chair of the Basic Program Review Committee that oversees Tennessee’s K-12 budget, a member of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, and principal investigator of the National Academy for Excellent Teaching. Wood began his career as a public school teacher, worked as a research assistant, and has held several posts at Harvard, including at its Graduate School of Education.