Marjorie Wood

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Marjorie E. Wood is a senior staff member of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and the managing editor of Inequality.org.

Wood’s work focuses on income and wealth inequality, minimum wage and worker justice, and higher education reform. At IPS, Wood has co-authored multiple reports, including The One Percent at State U, which was the first study to connect the rising pay of university presidents with an increase in adjunct faculty and student debt. This study was featured in a New York Times editorial and in many other prominent media outlets.

Wood writes a monthly inequality column for OtherWords, the Institute’s national editorial service, and has published multiple Op-Eds in The New York Times. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Labor and Research Action Network, a group that connects academic experts around the country with labor organizers.

She has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago (2011) where she received the Herbert G. Gutman Prize, a national award for the best dissertation in U.S. Labor History given annually by the Labor and Working-Class History Association. Prior to joining IPS, Wood was a visiting professor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

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The One Percent at State U

New report finds that student debt and low-wage faculty labor are rising faster at state universities with the highest-paid presidents.
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