Dr. Danielle Wood
Associate Director for Research
Dr. Danielle Wood, Center for Civic Innovation's Associate Director for Research, brings a diverse academic and professional background essential to helping develop multi-disciplinary innovative approaches to community challenges. Danielle completed her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Urban and Regional Planning; guided by an interdisciplinary committee, her doctoral research examined how civic data and information is used in collective impact approaches. At the University of Notre Dame, she has designed and taught several project-based courses, such as Community-Based Research, Asset-Based Community Development, and Complex Problem-Solving in the Public Sphere, and has served as co-PI on several NSF proposals. Prior to doctoral studies, Danielle worked across sectors, including as an environmental analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and serving as the executive director of the regional land trust in Madison, Wisconsin.