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William A. Wood, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Dr. Bill Wood primarily teaches classes on modern Middle Eastern history, Islamic civilizations, and Russian and Soviet history. His research focuses on the Soviet Union and the Middle East in modern historical times.


  • Ph.D., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
  • M.A., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University
  • B.A., History, Colorado State University

Courses Taught

  • World Civilizations
  • Islamic Civilizations
  • Modern Middle East
  • Russia to 1900
  • Twentieth-Century Russia/Soviet Union
  • Research Methods