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Andrew  Wood

Wood, Andrew F.

Professor,  Communication Studies

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  • Doctor of Philosophy. Ohio Univ Main Campus, 1998


Andrew F. Wood (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998) is a professor of Communication Studies and Humanities Honors at San José State University, California, USA. Teaching foci and professional experience include new media, visual communication, popular culture, peer mentoring, small group communication, and public speaking/presentation skills. Dr. Wood has authored or co-authored several books on urban life, internet communication, reality television, roadside Americana, and the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. His recent book, City Ubiquitous: Place, Communication, and the Rise of Omnitopia, was the 2009 winner of the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award. Wood is a highly sought public speaker and commentator, delivering keynote addresses and providing commentary for National Public Radio, USA Today, other media outlets in North America and Europe. He is now working on several projects related to his recent travels to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [North Korea]