B. Dan Wood

Professor and Cornerstone Fellow of


I am married to Patricia and have two children, Dana and Nathaniel. Patricia is enjoying her retirement from public school teaching. Dana holds a PhD in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and is currently teaching at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. Nathaniel is an attorney currently working for a law firm as a civil attorney in and around Houston.

I have six grandchildren. On my son's side, I have four. My first grandson (also named Nathaniel) was born on September 24, 2007. My first granddaughter Rebecca Joy was born on May 11, 2011. She’s beautiful! A second granddaughter Abigail Grace was born on February 4, 2013. She is also beautiful with the deepest blue eyes one could imagine. Finally, my third granddaughter Emerson Jane was born on August 20, 2015. She is gorgeous and will be a heart throb one day. My poor son.

On my daughter's side I have two grandsons. Henry Eugene Teaford was born on June 30, 2014. He has blond hair and blue eyes, and is quite curious about things and like his mom and dad very intelligent. Robert Houston Teaford was born on March 20, 2016 and is a very handsome baby.

My mother, Joy, is 93 and lives in assisted living here in College Station. My sister, Susie, is a legal secretary for a prominent estate law firm in Houston. She lives near Spring, Texas and visits regularly.

My primary hobby is gardening. I have a 36 vine grape vineyard at the front of my property. I grow lots of other stuff, including fruit trees, vegetables, roses, and flower borders. My passion for gardening also extends to related things, such as beekeeping and wine making.

My wife and I travel quite a lot. We have traveled extensively in Europe and the United Kingdom. In recent years we have also been to Egypt, China, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and the Gallapagos, and will be traveling to Israel and Jordan next year.