Roderick J. Wood is the F.R. (Dick) Matthews Q.C. Professor of Business Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. He teaches and publishes in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law, personal property security law, and commercial law. He has co-authored books on secured transactions law in Canada and in New Zealand and has served as associate dean at the Faculty of Law, as a board member of the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and as commissioner of the Law Commission of Canada.