Peter Wood

President, National Association of Scholars Dr. Peter Wood can be reached at pwood@nas.org.

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Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

An in-depth report on the campus "sustainability" movement and its implications for American higher education. 

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Sustainability FAQs

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of the report Sustainability: Higher Education's New Fundamentalism answer frequently asked questions about sustainability and the NAS's positions.

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Executive Summary - Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism

Mar 25, 2015 by Peter Wood, Rachelle Peterson |

The authors of an NAS report critiquing the campus sustainability movement make 10 recommendations for colleges and universities. 

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Tucked In: The Legacy of Goodnight Moon

Mar 17, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The 1945 bedtime story Goodnight Moon remains a classic invocation of peacefulness and home.

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Letter to Members of Congress: Rein in the DoED’s Office for Civil Rights

Mar 04, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood urges U.S. Members of Congress to rein in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.

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Is ‘Get a Job’ the Purpose of College?

Feb 10, 2015 by Peter Wood |

Governor Scott Walker's call for changes at the University of Wisconsin, which initially included major revisions to the school's mission statement, reveal a fundamental shift in the purpose of education. 

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The Muslim Call to Prayer at Duke

Jan 28, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood evaluates Duke University's short-lived and ill-considered decision to broadcast the Muslim adhan every Friday on campus.

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Ferguson and the Decline in Anthropology

Jan 20, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS president and anthropologist Peter Wood observes the American Anthropological Association masking the truth to promote an ideological agenda.

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Marquette’s Reputation at Stake

Jan 06, 2015 by Peter Wood |

The Jesuit university in Milwaukee rebuked a professor for blogging about what another instructor said to a student about discussing homosexuality in class. 

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Campus Tolerance for Violence

Dec 31, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Libertarians vs. Progressives: The New Campus Divide

Dec 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

There is a dramatic divide on campus between students caught up in campus "hook-up culture" and feminist crusaders against "rape culture."

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Common Core Standards Set by Our Elites

Nov 06, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood visited Birmingham, Alabama to discuss the Common Core with the Alabama chapter of the Eagle Forum.

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Letter to Miami University President: Praise for Inviting George Will

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood wrote a letter to Dr. David C. Hodge, president of Miami University, commending him for his decision to invite George Will to speak on campus. 

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Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

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