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Lynette I. Wood

Position: Chair and Associate Professor Department: Accounting and Management Information Systems

Contact Info

Office: 132A R. J. Reynolds Center Phone: 336-750-2346 Fax: 336-750-2335


Dr. Lynette I. Wood, CPA, is chair of the Department of Accounting & Management Information Systems at Winston-Salem State University. She is an associate professor of accounting and has served at WSSU since fall 2010. A recipient of the 2014-2015 Willie Burke Master Teacher Award, the 2013-2014 Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2012-2013 Bill Shepherd Master Teacher Award, Dr. Wood has a passion for facilitating student learning.

In August 2003, she earned the distinction of being the first African-American woman to complete a Ph.D. in accounting at Indiana University. From 2004-2010, she taught at Virginia Tech, and she taught at Howard University from 2000-2004. In recognition of her contribution to the accounting profession through her efforts in the classroom, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Metro-Washington, D.C. Chapter selected her as the 2001 Outstanding Accounting Leader. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for the WSSU student chapter of NABA.

Dr. Wood’s research interests include accounting/business pedagogy and investigating African-American participation in the accounting profession. Her articles have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Accounting, August 2003, Indiana University
  • MB, Accounting, May 1998, Indiana University
  • MS, Management, May 1995, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • BS, Accounting, June 1993 Oakwood University, summa cum laude

Research and Project Interests

  • Accounting/business pedagogy and African-American participation in the accounting profession.