Andrew Wood's research and teaching interests span international relations and comparative politics. His dissertation focuses on the causes and consequences of refugee flight and emphasizes how refugees both respond to and determine the course of civil conflicts. He has presented his work at the annual meetings of ISA, MPSA, and APSA. Andrew has a strong commitment to effective teaching and student development evidenced by his time in the classroom and peer consulting at Riceâ€™s Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication. In addition, he has attended workshops and seminars, both at Rice and in the discipline, on effective teaching and has co-authored (with Dr. Justin Esarey) an article surveying the use of on-line tools for research and teaching within political science.