Johnny C. Woods, Jr.
Johnny C. Woods, Jr. is a Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education and a concurrent student for the Master in Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. Johnny earned an M.Ed. in Educational Foundations and Management from Makerere University, Uganda, and a BA in Sociology from the A.M.E. Zion University, Liberia. He is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Graduate School course on Preparing the Future Professoriate. Previously, he served as Graduate Research Assistant in the Dept. of Engineering Education where he is currently the Research Group Coordinator for the Engineering Competencies, Learning, and Inclusive Practices for Success (ECLIPS) Research Lab. His research interests include STEM education (policy and workforce), migration/immigration issues in education, international students/education, and quality assurance in higher education. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the experiences of Sub-Saharan African-born immigrant students in STEM.