Faculty Bio

Mark Wooden

College of Arts and Sciences



Dr. Mark Wooden is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Grand Canyon University. Dean Wooden earned his Ph.D. in Biology with a focus on Integrative and Comparative, Environmental Physiology from Arizona State University. A B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology was also earned from ASU. In addition to being the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (and Dean of College of Health Sciences, prior), Dr. Wooden has held a variety of administrative positions at Grand Canyon University; Department Chair of Math and Sciences, Assistant Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Dr. Wooden possesses experience teaching in the field as Professor of Biology, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Associate, and Guest Lecturer at several universities in the valley. His vast knowledge has seen Dr. Wooden teaching an array of fascinating Biology classes such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Endocrinology, Pathophysiology, and Developmental Biology.

Dean Wooden has received many distinctions along his academic and professional career.. He was featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of five outstanding Arizona professors. Additionally, Dr. Wooden's research has been featured in publications, such as the "Outside the Journal of Experimental Biology" and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual (ASU). With his devotion to the sciences and education, Dean Wooden continues to leave lasting impressions on Grand Canyon University and its students.

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