Erica Wood

Instructor of Geology

Department: Geology
Office: LA 122
Phone: 651-450-3488


Erica Wood started teaching geology at Inver Hills in 2012. She earned an M.S. in Geology from the University of North Dakota in 2001. Her thesis was Lithospheric Flexure of the Devils Lake Basin, ND. She has a B.S. in Geological Engineering and a B.S. in Geology from UND. She transferred to UND from Gustavus Adolphus College

Erica’s previous positions include:

  • Assistant project engineer at GeoDynamics, Inc., in Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Engineering field assistant at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Geology instructor at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.
  • Geology instructor at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis.
  • Geology instructor at the University of Phoenix (online)

“I enjoy working with fantastic faculty and staff to make a difference in the lives of students,” Erica said, regarding her teaching experience at Inver Hills, “whether it’s helping a student with an educational or career choice, sharing new information or simply making them feel like they’re part of the IHCC community.”

In her free time, Erica enjoys camping, road trips, trail-running and spending time with family.

Education Credentials

Master of Science (MS) - Majors: Geology - University Of North Dakota-Main Campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) - University Of North Dakota-Main Campus

Erica Wood