National President Emeritus, 1999-2007
Dr. Paul Wood, Ph.D., Beta Omega
Dr. Wood obtained a B.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, an M.A. from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He was awarded a National Defense Education Act scholarship to study at Purdue University and the University of Oregon at Tours, France as well as a grant to study in Angers, France, from the American Association of Teachers of French. He was also awarded the Ferdinand D. Di Bartholo Distinguished Leadership Award and has been a member of Marquis Who's Who in the East since 1994 and Who's Who in American Education 1992-96. Before joining the faculty at St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York in 1971, Dr. Wood taught at Akron University in Akron, Ohio, at Loyola University in Chicago, and at the Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his thirty-five year tenure at the University, Dr. Wood was a strong promoter of language programs for both collegiate and high school students. He established chapters of Pi Delta Pi, and the National Honor Society for undergraduate students, Phi Eta Sigma, on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. Dr. Wood is the author of numerous articles and instructional materials, and has presented at various conferences and seminars in the United States, Germany, and France. Dr. Wood also served as President of the New York State Associate of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), the New York State Council on Foreign Languages (SCOL), and the Western New York Foreign Language Educators Council.