Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW

Leila Wood, Ph.D., LMSW

Senior Project Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Wood is Senior Project Director at the School of Social Work’s Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. She is responsible for CLASE, a multiyear study on sexual assaults, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment at 12 of The University of Texas System college and medical campuses

Dr. Wood has over 10 years of experience providing direct services to survivors of intimate violence, including prevention work on schools and university campuses. Her scholarship areas are intimate and interpersonal violence in the campus context, intimate partner violence service evaluation, and the intersection of alcohol and intimate and interpersonal violence. Dr. Wood’s research focuses on survivor-centered approaches and establishing evidence for practice in the intimate violence field. Her recent scholarship has focused on the evaluation of services to survivors of intimate violence in the shelter setting and improving response to violence on college campuses. She also teaches social work research methods. She lives in Austin with her two children and husband, Dylan Wood.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • MSW, University of Texas at Austin
  • BSW, Indiana University-Bloomington

Teaching History

Research

Contact

Social Work Building

Room:3.116B
Phone:512-471-3198
Fax:512-471-9514
Email:leilawood@austin.utexas.edu

Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358