- Improving/advancing the environmental literacy of students, particularly in the K-12 environment across Arkansas.
- Evaluating the efficacy of professional development opportunities in environmental education in in-service teachers.
- Development of an environmental literacy plan for Arkansas students (K-12).
- Assessing impacts and learning outcomes in students exposed to outdoor education opportunities both on school grounds and at science education centers.
- Creating collaborative learning programs by exposing undergraduate ESWS students to inquiry-based teaching of environmental, water, and soil science lessons in the local elementary and middle schools.
Abstracts and Presentations
Wood, L. and Wissehr, C. (2014, January). Environmental literacy of sixth grade students: Implications for environmental education reform. Association of Science Teacher Educators, San Antonio, Texas.
Wood, L., Wissehr, C., and Walker, R. (2013). Impact of a science methods course on preservice elementary teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs. Association of Science Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC.
Ward. P., Wissehr, C., Walker, R., Kindall, H., and Wood, L. (2013). Using Trade Books to Study Children’s Knowledge of Native Wildlife Species. Association of Science Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC.
Wood, L.S., Wissehr, C., and Leflar, J. (2012, October). School Gardens to Teach Across the Curriculum –Barriers to Integration. North American Association of Environmental Education Annual Conference, Oakland, CA.
Wissehr, C., Walker, R., Ward, P., Kindall, H., and Wood, L. (2012, October). Using book talks to boost children’s identification of native wildlife. North American Association of Environmental Education Annual Conference, Oakland, CA.
Purcell-Coleman, J., Wood, L., and Wissehr, C. (2012, Invited). Including children with special needs in informal science learning environments. National Association of Science Teachers, Indianapolis, IN.
Purcell-Coleman, J., Wood, L., and Wissehr, C. (2012). Including children with special needs in informal science learning environments. Association of Science Teacher Educators, Clearwater Beach, FL.
Wood, L.S. (2009). Integrating Best Professional Judgment and Ethics into the On-Site Industry for Tomorrow. Delaware On-Site Wastewater Recycling Association Annual Conference, Dover, Delaware.
Peer Reviewed Publications
H. D. Scott, J. DeAngulo, L. S. Wood, and D. J. Pitts. (1990). Influence of temporary flooding at three growth stages on soybeans grown on a clayey soil. J Plant Nutrition Vol. 13, No. 8: 1045-1071.
H. D. Scott, J. DeAngulo, M. B. Daniel, and L. S. Wood. (1989). Flood duration effects on soybean growth and yield. Agron. J. 81: 63-636.
H. D. Scott, L. S. Wood, P. M. Gale, and J. DeAngulo. (1987). Impact of crop production on the physical status of a Typic Albaquaf. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.
L. S. Wood, H. D. Scott, D. B. Marx and T. L. Lavy. (1987). Spatial variability in sorption coefficients of metolachlor on a Captina silt loam. J. Environ. Qual. 16: 251-256.
H. D. Scott, J. A. Ferguson, and L. S. Wood. (1987). Water use, yield, and dry matter accumulation by determinate soybeans grown in humid region. Agron. J. 79: 870-875.
H. D. Scott, L. S. Wood, and W. M. Miley. (1986). Long-term effect of tillage on the retention and transport of soil water. Publ. No. 125. Arkansas Water Resour. Res. Center. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
- Instructor, University of Arkansas, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (2012-present)
- Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas, Department of Curriculum and Instruction – Science Education (2011-2012)
- Consulting Soil/Environmental Scientist – Terra Firma Consulting, Inc. and Atlantic Resource Management, Inc., Delaware (2000-2010)
- Adjunct Faculty Member – Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, Delaware (2004-2009)
- Environmental Scientist IV – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Georgetown, Delaware (1992-2000)
- Consulting Soil Scientist – Cedar Creek Soil Services, Milford, Delaware (1988-1992)
- Research Assistant – Soil Physics, University of Arkansas, Agronomy Department (1984-1988)
- Arkansas Environmental Educators Association – member Board of Directors (current)
- Ozark Natural Science Center – Board of Directors (current)
- Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences undergraduate club – Co-advisor (current)
- Publications Committee Member (Graduate student representative) – Association of Science Teacher Educators 2011-2013
- Science Fair Judge – Fayetteville High School, 2011
- Science fair Judge – Northwest Arkansas Regional, 2011
- Committee Member, NCATE Accreditation for MAT Program, University of Arkansas, Fall and Spring, 2010-2011
- Guest Lecturer – Environmental Science, Fall 2010
- Guest Interviewer – CSES Senior Colloquium, Fall 2010
- Served as Soil Scientist representative on the Delaware On-Site Systems Licensing and Advisory Board; vetted applicants for licensure, mitigated complaints; issuance and revocation of professional licenses – 2005-2010
2017 Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award
2014 Outstanding Formal Educator in Environmental Science - AEEA