Japheth Wood is a mathematician engaged in the mathematical education of students at many levels. He is a Continuing Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bard College with responsibilities in the Math Department and in Quantitative Literacy. Japheth also directs the Bard Math Circle.

Previous academic appointments found Japheth at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Vanderbilt University, the University of Louisville and Chatham University. Japheth earned his Mathematics Ph.D. and M.A., both at the University of California, Berkeley, his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, and he is a proud alumn of the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics and the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics programs.