Wood, Andrew F.

Wood, Andrew F.

Professor, Communication Studies


Preferred: andrew.wood@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5378

• Visit my Academia.edu webpage at http://sjsu.academia.edu/AndrewWood


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio Univ Main Campus, 1998


Dr. Wood has authored or co-authored books on internet communication, reality television, roadside Americana, and the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. His 2009 book City Ubiquitous: Place, Communication, and the Rise of Omnitopia received the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award from the Urban Communication Foundation. His latest book, A Rhetoric of Ruins: Exploring Landscapes of Abandoned Modernity, contributes to an interdisciplinary conversation about the role of wrecked and abandoned places in modern life. His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in scholarly journals dedicated to media, performance, education, and rhetoric, and he has served on editorial boards for several regional and national journals. His teaching interests include architectural rhetoric, urban design, media analysis, and the humanities, and he is committed to helping globalize his department and campus. He has led student groups to Austria, China, Finland, Slovenia, and Taiwan (and he has facilitated side trips to Estonia, Russia, and Sweden), and he is a Fulbright Scholar who taught at Belarusian State University in 2015.