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This profile was last updated on 5/10/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Lead Researcher On the Chronicle


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    lead researcher and Lilli Research Group
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Panel Member
    American Academy of Religion Annual Conference


  • BA
    University of Lethbridge
  • MA , history
    Carleton University
  • PhD , history
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
39 Total References
Web References
Lilli Research Group | Preparing PhDs for Post-Academic Careers [cached]
Founder and Lead Researcher Maren Wood is happy to come to your campus. She can speak to your graduate students about the academic and non-academic labor markets and how to prepare for their job search. She has also conducted workshops with faculty on how to prepare students for an academic and non-academic job search. Contact us to invite Maren to your campus.
Maren Wood is the lead researcher on the Chronicle of Higher Education/Vitae new tool JobTracker, a study of the academic labor market for 11 disciplines. Head on over to the JobTracker tool for more information.
Strong Interest Inventoryâ„¢ | Lilli Research Group [cached]
Lilli Research Group founder Maren Wood has been certified to deliver the Strong Interest Inventory.™ Used by colleges, universities, and human resource management companies all over the world, the Strong Interest Inventory™ can help you identify your interests and corresponding career paths. It's a great tool to help kick-start your job search.
What is included? A complete Strong Interest Inventory report, a 2-3 page write-up and analysis of your results, and 60 minute phone/skype conversations with Dr. Wood to discuss your results and develop a plan of action. The cost of the inventory and all materials is included in our price.
Bootcamp for Post-Academic Job Seekers | Lilli Research Group [cached]
"I was nervous at first to reach out and work with Maren because I was admitting to myself that the TT career wasn't something I wanted. After successfully receiving postdoc and TT offers, I did what I should have done two years earlier and hired Maren. What surprised me most was how empowering and fun it is to repackage yourself as a PhD outside of academia. It's worth the hard work you'll put in with Maren because you'll gain an advocate, colleague, and friend! I'd do the bootcamp all over again and plan to take refreshers, she's amazing. If you feel dissatisfied or stuck in the TT career I urge you to consider working with Maren because regardless of your eventual decision to stay or go, it'll be an empowered and informed one. - Yanoula
"I highly recommend Maren Wood as a professional development coach for recent PhD's, like me, who need help navigating the job world outside of the ivory tower-or inside the tower.
Working with Maren was a delight.
"Maren has been an exceptional help to me during the sometimes difficult transition from academia to other professional realms. She provides calm, clear, and reassuring guidance; creates tangible goals and timelines; and lends a realistic perspective to this weird journey. I highly recommend her services. - Trina
Created and taught by LRG founder Maren Wood.
About Us | Lilli Research Group [cached]
Lilli Research Group was started by Dr. L. Maren Wood, who earned a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to founding LRG, Dr. Wood was a Research Associate at LEARN NC, a K-12 non-profit outreach program, where she helped build a digital textbook on the History of North Carolina. She knows first hand the challenges of being an adjunct, having worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History at UNC Chapel Hill, where she taught classes on US History, Women's History, and the History of Sexuality.
Workshops & Presentations | Lilli Research Group [cached]
The workshops, led by LRG founder L. Maren Wood, will help students and recent graduates explore transferable interests, transferable skills, build networking skills, and learn how to convert c.v.s into resumes.
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