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natural sciences educator , Paleobiologist

Craig Breckinridge Wood, American paleobiologist, natural sciences educator. Member Society Vertebrate Paleontology, Rhode Island Carolina Club (treasurer 1994-1997), Sigma Xi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


Wood, Craig Breckinridge was born on January 27, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William Ernest Wood and Christina Mae (DeBrito) Phillips.


Bachelor of Arts in Geology, University North Carolina, 1966. Master of Science in Geology, University Wyoming, 1967. Master of Arts in Geology, Harvard University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Harvard University, 1992.


Teaching fellow geology, anthropology, biology departments Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1970, 73-74. Research associate geology department Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1970-1971. Geologist Herbert & Associates Ltd., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1972-1973.

Instructor natural science Providence College, 1974—1979, assistant professor natural science, special lecturer geology, since 1979, associate professor natural science, 1993—2001, professor, since 2001, director natural science program, 1993—1995, chairman department biology, since 2006. Harvard University exchange scholar department paleontology University California, Berkeley, 1988-1989. Research associate in mammalogy Museum Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 1994-2006.

Honorary guest professor Jilin University, since 2002. Expedition member Rift Valley Research Mission in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, 1976, Blue Nile region, Ethiopia, 1993, 96, 97, 98. Mesozoic fieldwork in Gyeongsangdo, Korea, 1998-2000, 03.

Fieldwork in Jilin Province, China, 2000, 2002, 2003. Senior mammal scientist, Operation Wallacea, Cusco National Park, Honduras, 08-09.


  • Other Work

    • Co-discoverer of "Bodo Man", 1976, first Ethiopian highland Mezozoic vertebrates, 1993, first Ethiopian dinosaurs, 1996, first Triassic vertebrates in Tigray Province, 1997-1998, first Ethiopian Mesozoic mammal, 1999, first Mesozoic mammals in Jilin Province, China, 2000. Associate editor: Journal Paleontology Society Korea, 2001-2007.


Member Society Vertebrate Paleontology, Rhode Island Carolina Club (treasurer 1994-1997), Sigma Xi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


Married Sung He Lee, May 21, 1982. Children: William, Violet, Virginia.

William Ernest Wood Phillips

Christina Mae (DeBrito) Phillips

Sung He Lee

William Wood

Violet Wood

Virginia Wood