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Work experience

Jul 2001Present


Open Mind Technologies, Inc.
Apr 2004Present


Educational Solutions International

Communication Arts Consultant

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


Aug 1990May 1995

Ph.D. work

University of Missouri--Columbia

Masters program

Bread Loaf School of English

B. S. in Education; Masters in Education

Southeast Missouri State University


Sports (Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals);  Fitness and Nutrition (he is a cross-fit enthusiast and a paleo gourmet); Music (jazz and blues and classic rock); Reading (a little bit of everything, but especially science fiction and fantasy) and Writing.

Educational Publisher

In addition to his workshops and conference work, Willy Wood is currently launching a new publishing venture,, a website dedicated to extending the material found in his co-authored book, The Rock 'N' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning.