Brent A. Wood, PhD

Nursing Site Director, Monrovia Regional Site and Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 6317
Fax: (626) 815-5417
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Started full-time at APU in 2008 as Director of Faculty for the School of Adult and Professional Studies. In 2014, I transitioned to School of Nursing. Currently, I am the Site Director for Monrovia School of Nursing. I teach Spiritual Formation and the Nursing Profession in our RN-BSN program and Bioethics and Healthcare Policy for our MSN and Entry Level Master's Program. My interests included social justice, racial reconciliation and adult learning theory. My conference presentations have focused on principles of adult learning, hiring and assessing new adjunct faculty, vocational faith integration and fostering diversity awareness. Currently I am researching the experience of WW II nurses in the Philippines.


  • PhD, University of Southern California, 1997
  • MA, Religion/Theological Studies, Loma Linda University, 1986
  • BS, Religion, Columbia Union College, 1982

Academic Area

  • School of Nursing
    • Graduate Programs


  • Adult Learning Theory
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Human Diversity
  • Spiritual Formation

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Care Policy
  • SOC 358 – Human Diversity
  • RNRS 412 – Spiritual Formation and the Profession of Nursing
  • BMGT 306 – The Bible and Business Ethics
  • BMGT 411 – A Christian Worldview and the Professions
  • GTHE 505 – Christian Ethics
  • GTHE 615 – Church and Society
  • MLOS 529 – Leadership and Managerial Ethics

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Appointments available upon request. Please contact me to set up an appointment.