Title: Special Assistant to President for Charter Schools
Office: 201 Front Ave. SW, Suite 310, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Timothy Wood, Ph.D. is the Special Assistant to the President for Charter Schools. Prior to joining the GVSU team, Dr. Wood was the Superintendent of Saugatuck Public Schools and has served as the principal of Northview High School in Grand Rapids and of Lakewood High School in Lake Odessa. In total, he brings more than twenty years of school administrative experience to the GVSU Charter School Office. AdvancED Michigan and the North Central Association awarded Dr. Wood the 2011 Excellence in Education Award for the State of Michigan. He received a BA from Hillsdale College, an MA from Central Michigan, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He and his wife Wendy reside in the city of Saugatuck. His son Greg is a Michigan State graduate, while daughter Ashley holds a BA from the University of Michigan. They both live and work in Chicago.