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Mark Wood

Mark Wood

PhD, 2014, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD, 2014, School of Sustainability


Having been trained professionally as an architect, Mark Wood practiced in the fields of architectural and urban design between 1991 and 1999. In parallel, he initiated in 1994 an academic career in the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, a prestigious Mexican multi-campus university system. There, he held various academic and administrative positions:

  • 1994-1995, Professor, Department of Architecture (Campus Monterrey)
  • 1996-1999, Director of the Department of Architecture (Campus Guadalajara)
  • 1999-2008 , Campus President (Campus Mazatlán, Campus Hermosillo, Campus León)

In August 2008, he began his PhD studies in the School of Sustainability. Since then, he has promoted education in sustainability as a teaching assistant ("Sustainable Cities" course, 2008-09) and a Fellow in the NSF-funded GK-12 "Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools" program (2009-11). He has also represented the School of Sustainability as a facilitator and presenter in conferences and various community and professional events.

Awarded a Graduate College Dissertation Fellowship (2011-12), he is currently completing his dissertation, "Toward real entrepreneurship ecosystems: A case study of a social business incubator and its potential for engaging sustainability."


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2014
  • MArch, Architecture, University of Texas-Austin, 1994
  • BA, Architecture, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, 1990


Journal Articles


Elser, M. M., L. Pollari, E. Frisk and M. W. Wood. 2011. Linking curriculum and learning to facilities: Arizona State University's GK-12 Sustainable Schools Program. Educational Facility Planner 45(3):7-10. (link )

Book Chapters


Wood, M. W. 2012. Environmentally Supportive School Facilities in Arizona: Current State Analysis and Future Guidelines.