Dr. Andrea Woodward

Associate Professor of Social Sciences;
Chair of the Sociology Department
At Berea College since 2011

Contact Information

Frost Building, 214
CPO 2156
Email: woodwarda@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3813

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Tue/Thur: 10 – 11 a.m.
Wed: 3 – 4 p.m.
Fri: noon to 4 p.m.

Class Schedule

  • ANR/CFS 318 (Mon/Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • SOC 100  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
  • SOC 202  (Tue/Thur: 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm)


  • B.A., Bethel College, 1998
  • M.A., University of Minnesota, 2001
  • M.S., Cornell University, 2007
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011


Dr. Andrea Woodward received a B.A. in International Relations from Bethel College in 1998, an M.A. in International Development and Education from the University of Minnesota in 2001, an M.S. in Development Sociology from Cornell University in 2007, and a Ph.D. in Development Sociology in 2011. She worked as an Information Specialist for the Corporation for National Service’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse from 1999-2001 and was a community health and AIDS prevention volunteer with the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa from 2001-2003. It was through her work at the Clearinghouse that Dr. Woodward first learned about Berea College’s unique model of higher education, so she was particularly thrilled to join the faculty in 2011 after ten years of hoping to one day teach here.

Dr. Woodward’s research interests include the global food system, school food reform, development, inequality, and social change. Courses taught at Berea include Sociology of Everyday Life, Social Stratification and Inequality, Food, Culture and Identity in Appalachia, Sociology of Development and Social Change, and Community Resources for Families.


  • SOC 100: Sociology of Everyday Life
  • SOC 223: Social Stratification and Inequality
  • SOC 327: Crime and Deviance
  • SOC 341: Sociology of Development and Social Change
  • SOC 360: Social Policy Study and Evaluation Research
  • CFS 145: Consumer Decision-Making
  • CFS 245: Community Resources for Families
  • CFS 225: Food, Culture, and Society
  • CFS/ANR 318: Food Policy
  • GSTR 110: Critical Thinking in the Liberal Arts


Dolstadt, H., A.R. Woodward, C.L. Green & S. McSpirit. (2016). “Interest in Nutrition and Local Food Systems among Food-Insecure Households in an Appalachian Community,” Journal of Environmental Health and Nutrition, 11(3): 340-353.

Woodward, A.R. (2015). School Food.  In K. Albala (ed.), Food Issues, (pp. 1225-1228). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Woodward, A.R. (2015). School Lunches. In K. Albala (ed.), Food Issues, (pp. 1228-1233). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Woodward, A.R. (2015). Food Advertisements in School Hallways and Cafeterias. In K. Albala (ed.) Food Issues, (pp. 530-533).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Woodward, A.R. (2012). Book review of Wendell Berry: Life and Work, by Jason Peters (ed.). Agriculture and Human Values 29(2): 279-280.

Woodward, A. R. (2009). “Land-grant University Governance: An Analysis of Board Composition and Corporate Interlocks.” Agriculture and Human Values 26: 121-131.

Woodward, A. R. (2009). “The Impact of U.S. Subsidies on West African Cotton Production.” In P. Pinstrup-Andersen and F. Cheng (eds.), Case Studies in Food Policy for Developing Countries, Vol. III: Institutions and International Trade Policies, pp. 171-182. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.