Dr. Bob G. Wood
Dean, Mitchell College of Business
University of South Alabama – Mobile, Alabama
Dr. Bob G. Wood was named dean of the Mitchell College of Business at the University of South Alabama (“South”) in July 2014. As dean, Wood works with Mitchell faculty, the university, and external constituents to enhance the Mitchell student experience. He also works with the community to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new relationships to better prepare students for the 21st century global economy.
During Wood’s tenure at South, the Executive Advisory Council membership was significantly expanded and regionalized. Also, center and discipline-specific advisory councils were created. The Professional Readiness Engagement Program, a professional development and internship program was developed and implemented. Most recently, the College’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program was changed to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration with concentrations in management and marketing.
Before Wood joined the Mitchell College, he served four years as dean of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. As dean, he led the redesign of the longstanding student entrepreneurship competition from a single-round business plan competition to a three-round competition judged by regional business professionals. Total prize money increased from $5,000 to more than $100,000. In 2014, Wood was named the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Dean.
Before joining Salisbury University, Wood was Associate Dean and the Heidtke Professor of Finance at Tennessee Tech University. While Associate Dean, he was responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the online MBA program.