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John Wooding

John Wooding
John C. WoodingProfessor, Senior Research Fellow, Acting Director 2016-17
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPolitical Science
  • Phone(978) 934-4257
  • OfficeDugan Hall - 201B
  • EmailJohn_Wooding@uml.edu

Research Interests

Public Policy, International Political Economy, European Politics, British Politics, Environmental Politics, Urban Development

A political scientist by training, my major area of research and expertise includes the politics of occupational health and safety and environmental regulation, international political economy and the politics of developed countries.

Education

  • Other, Cornell University - Ithaca, New York
  • Ph D: Political Science, (1990), Brandeis University - Waltham, Massachusetts
  • BS: Economics and International Relations, (1975), London School of Economics and Political Science - London, U.K.

Publications

  • Kleniewski, N., Wooding, J.C. (2002) "Building Bridges: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Programs and the University," Globalization, universities and issues of sustainable human development pp. 212-232
  • Gerson, J., Wooding, J.C. (2001) "Understanding the Political Geography of the Region: Sustainable Development and the University," Approaches to sustainable development: The public university in the regional economy pp. 149-164
  • Gerson, J., Wooding, J.C. (1999) "Regional Regimes and Regional Power: Defending Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts," Research in Politics & Society 7: pp. 65-83
  • Wooding, J.C., Levenstein, C. (1999) "The point of production : work environment in advanced industrial societies / John Wooding, Charles Levenstein,"
  • Kuhn, S., Wooding, J.C. (1997) "The Changing Structure of Work in the United States: Part 1--The Impact on Income and Benefits," Work, health, and environment: Old problems, new solutions pp. 19-40
  • Kuhn, S., Wooding, J.C. (1997) "The Changing Structure of Work in the United States: Part 2--The Implications for Health and Welfare," Work, health, and environment: Old problems, new solutions pp. 41-51
  • Wooding, J.C., Levenstein, C., Rosenberg, B. (1997) "The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union: Refining Strategies for Labor," International Journal of Health Services 27:1 pp. 125
  • Wooding, J.C. (1997) "Web of social factors affects definition of job-related disorders," New Solutions 7:3 pp. 93-94
  • Levenstein, C., Wooding, J.C. (1997) "Work, health, and environment : old problems, new solutions,"
  • Levenstein, C., Moure-Eraso, R., Wooding, J.C. (1995) "Labor and the Environment," International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 1:2 pp. 194
  • Kuhn, S., Wooding, J.C. (1994) "The changing structure of work in the United States: Part 1---The impact on income and benefits," New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental & Occupational Health Policy 5:2 pp. 43
  • Kuhn, S., Wooding, J.C. (1994) "The changing structure of work: implications for health and welfare,Part 2," New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental & Occupational Health Policy 4:4 pp. 21
  • Luskin, J., Somers, C., Wooding, J.C., Levenstein, C. (1992) "Teaching health and safety: Problems and possibilities for learner-centered training," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 22:5 pp. 665
  • Wooding, J.C. (1991) "From Concern to Activism," NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 1:3 pp. 32
  • Wooding, J.C. (1990) "Dire States:," NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy 1:2 pp. 42
  • Luskin, J., Wooding, J.C., Levenstein, C. (1988) "Worker Training and Education," Journal of public health policy 3 pp. 342

Presentations

  • - Divided Conversations, January 2013
  • John Wooding and Kristin Esterberg, Divided Conversations: Identities, Leadership, and Change in Public Higher Education, Vanderbilt University Press, January 2013
  • "Adolescent Work Quality: A View from Today's Youth," Journal of Adolescent Research, December 2012
  • - Lawrence Strike: Impact in the UK, April 2012 - Lawrence, Mass.
  • –Big Doubts About Small Things: Nanotechnology, The University and the Community." - Annual Conference Nanotechnology and Society, November 2008 - Tempa, Arizona
  • Kristin Esterberg and John Wooding, –The Governance We Deserve," Inside Higher Ed, October 2008
  • John Wooding, David Wegman and Kimberley Rauscher,"Massachusetts, U.S.A.," in Lundberg, Ingvar; Hemmingsson, Tomas and Hogstedt, Christer (eds.), Work and Social Inequalities in Health in Europe, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2007., 2007
  • - Annual Conference of American Association for Continuing Education, November 2006 - San Diego, California
  • Nancy Kleniewski and John Wooding, –Building Bridges: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Programs and the University," in Globalization, Universities and Issues of Sustainable Human Development, Jean Pyle and Robert Forrant (eds.), Elgar Publishing (2002), 2002
  • Discussant: Diversity and Community - Diversity, Culture and Sustainable Development, Committee On Industrial Theory and Assessment Conference, November 2002 - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Child and Adolescent Labor in the Americas - Second Annual Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, June 2002 - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Discussant: Child and Adolescent Labor in the Americas - Second Annual Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, June 2002 - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Low Expectations: Working Conditions from the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Centuries - –Dickens in America" Conference, April 2002 - Lowell,Massachusetts
  • Workforce Development in a Multi-ethnic Community: The J.O.B.S. Program and the University - Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association, March 2002
  • Jeffrey Gerson and John Wooding, –Understanding the Political Geography of the Region: Sustainable Development and the University," in Approaches to Sustainable Development: The Public University in the Regional Economy, Jean Pyle, Robert Forrant, William Lazonick and Charles Levenstein (eds.), University of Massachusetts Press (2001), 2001
  • Diversity and Community - Diversity, Culture and Sustainable Development, Committee On Industrial Theory and Assessment Conference, November 2001 - Lowell,Massachusetts
  • Charles Levenstein and John Wooding, –De-Constructing Standards, Reconstructing Worker Health," in The Struggle for Environmental Health: Corporate Power and Cultural Politics, Richard Hofrichter (ed.), MIT Press (2000), 2000
  • Building Bridges: Sustainable Development, Interdisciplinary Programs and the University - The Role of the University in a Globalizing Economy, Committee On Industrial Theory and Assessment Conference, October 2000 - Lowell,Massachusetts
  • - First Annual Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, August 2000 - Morelia, Mexico
  • Community Health Projects and Work - First Annual Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health Morelia, August 2000 - Morelia, Mexico
  • Sugar Workers' Basic Health and Safety Training Course: Lessons Learned - International Conference on Occupational Safety and Health, December 1999 - Cuba
  • Jeffrey Gerson and John Wooding, –Regional Regimes and Regional Power: Defending Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts," in Community Politics and Policy, Gordana Rabrenovic and Nancy Kleniewski (eds.), JAI Press (1999), 1999
  • John Wooding and Charles Levenstein, The Point of Production: The Political Economy of the Work Environment, Guilford Press (1999), 1999
  • Twilight Zones? Assessing Social Equity and Social Health in the Community Enterprise and Empowerment Programs - Healthy Communities, Social Equity and Sustainable Development, October 1999 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Beth Rosenberg, Charles Levenstein, and John Wooding, –Down On the Farm: The Agricultural Extension Service as a Model for Manufacturing?" in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 8, no. 3,, September 1998
  • Discussant: Environment and Health in Developing Countries - Fourth International Symposium on Environmental GeoTechnology and Global Sustainable Development, August 1998 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Discussant: Health and Safety in Hungary - Ninth Annual Symposium of the United States and Eastern Europe Exchange for Occupational and Environmental Health, June 1998 - Budapest, Hungary
  • John Wooding and Charles Levenstein (eds.), Work, Health, And Environment: Old Problems, New Solutions, Guilford Press (1997), 1997
  • John Wooding, Beth Rosenberg, and Charles Levenstein, –The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union: Refining Strategies for Labor," in International Journal of Health Services, vol. 27, no. 1, 199, 1997
  • Understanding the Political Geography of the Region: Sustainable Development and the University - Approaches to Sustainable Development, Committee On Industrial Theory and Assessment Conference, October 1997 - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • John Wooding, review of Occupation and Disease: How Social Factors Affect the Conception of Work Related Disorders, Allard Demby in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 7, no. 2, July 1997
  • Health and Safety in a Global Economy: Trinidad and Development - International Symposium on the Work Environment, January 1997 - Trinidad
  • Dying For A Living - Conference on the Politics and Languages of Contemporary Marxism, December 1996 - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Labor and Environment: Connecting Movements - Public Lecture, May 1996 - , Northeastern University
  • Health and Safety in the United States, April 1996 - England
  • Class in the Classroom - New York State Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 1995 - New York
  • Charles Levenstein, Rafael Moure, and John Wooding, "Labor and the Environment," in International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, January 1995
  • Charles Levenstein, John Wooding, and Beth Rosenberg, "The Social, Political and Economic Context of Occupational Health," in Occupational Health: Recognizing and Preventing Work-Related Disease, Barry S. Levy and David H. Wegman (eds.), Little, Brown (1994), 1994
  • Occupational Health in the Global Economy - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1994 - Washington, DC
  • Labor and the Left: The League for Industrial Democracy and the Conditions of Work - Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1994 - New York City
  • The Work Environment and the Global Economy - Conference on Work and Health in the Global Economy, September 1994 - Toronto, Canada
  • US Labor and the Environmental Movement - Fifth Annual Symposium of the United States and Eastern Europe Exchange for Occupational and Environmental Health, June 1994 - Nitra, Slovakia
  • Sarah Kuhn and John Wooding, "The Changing Structure of Work in the US: Part II - The Implications for Health and Welfare," in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 4, no. 4, January 1994
  • - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1993 - San Francisco
  • Panel Chair: Environmental Racism at Work - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, October 1993 - San Francisco, CA
  • The Changing Structure of Work in the U.S. - Measuring the Social Inequalities of Health, September 1993 - Annapolis, Maryland
  • - Fourth Annual Symposium of the United States and Eastern Europe Exchange for Occupational and Environmental Health, June 1993 - Eger, Hungary
  • Sarah Kuhn and John Wooding, "The Changing Structure of Work in the US: Part I - The Impact on Income and Benefits," in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 4, no. 3, January 1993
  • John Wooding, "The Regulation of Occupational Health and Safety in the U.S. and Western Europe: Models for Democratic Control," in Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health During Societal Transition in Central and Eastern Europe, Management Sciences for Health, Boston, Massachusetts (1992), 1992
  • John Wooding, Jack Luskin, Carol Somers, Charles Levenstein, "Teaching Health and Safety: Problems and Possibilities for Learner Centered Education," in American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 22, 1992
  • Building Worker-Community Coalitions - American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, November 1992 - Washington, DC
  • The Regulation of Occupational Health and Safety in the United States - Commonwealth Of Independent States Trades Union Seminar, November 1992 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Dying For a Living in the New World Order: Occupational and Environmental Health in Post-Communist States - Marxism and the New World Order: Crisis and Possibilities. Rethinking Marxism Conference, November 1992 - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Paper: The Regulation of Health and Safety in the United States: Models for Democratic Control? - Third Annual Symposium of the United States and Eastern Europe Exchange for Occupational and Environmental Health, June 1992 - Pultusk, Poland
  • John Wooding, Charles Levenstein, Charles Noble (et al), "Roundtable on OSHA at Twenty: Part II" in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 2, no. 1, June 1991
  • John Wooding, Charles Levenstein, Charles Noble (et al), "Roundtable on OSHA at Twenty: What Now?" in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 1, no. 4, January 1991
  • John Wooding, review of Building Bridges: The Emerging Grassroots Coalition of Labor and Community, Tim Costello and Jeremy Brecher, in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 2, no. 2, July 1990
  • John Wooding, "Dire States: Occupational Safety and Health in the Reagan-Thatcher Era," in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Public Health Policy, vol. 1, no. 2, June 1990
  • John Wooding and Charles Noble, "The Struggle for Nature: A Reply," in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, vol., 1, no. 3, January 1990
  • Jack Luskin, John Wooding, and Charles Levenstein, "Worker Training and Education," in Journal of Public Health Policy, vol. 9, no. 3, September 1989

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Community teamwork Inc. Food Security (2010), Grant - PI USDA
  • Creative Economy Grant (2012), Grant -
  • RA to Assist COOL Staff (2011), -
    Wooding, J.C. (Principal)
  • RA to Assist With Community Food Assessment (2011), -
    Wooding, J.C. (Principal)
  • Creative Economy Census (2010), -
    Wooding, J.C. (Principal)
  • Assist with USDA (2010), Grant -
    Wooding, J.C. (Principal)
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Management Systems (2001), Grant -
  • Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program (2000), Grant - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • "Community Works" (1998), Grant - Healey Public Service Grant
  • "Twilight Zones: Assessing Social Equity in the Federal Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community" (1998), Grant - Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment
  • "Working Youth in Lowell: Health, Safety and Education" (1998), Grant - Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment
  • Brownfields Minority Worker Training Program (1998), Grant - NIEHS
  • Brownfields Showcase Community Health Initiative, with City of Lowell Health Department (1998), Grant - Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Distance Learning Training Grant (1998), Grant - Council on Telecommunications Committee
  • Healthy Communities and Sustainable Development (1998), Grant - Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment
  • Train-The-Trainer Program (1997), Grant - National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences