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About Andrew F. Wood

Andrew F. Wood (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998) is a professor of Communication Studies at San José State University. 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 latest book, City Ubiquitous: Place, Communication, and the Rise of Omnitopia, was the 2009 winner of the Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award. Dr. Wood's peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, Communication Theory, Space and Culture, Communication Education, and Southern Communication Journal. Andy also blogs regularly at Woodland Shoppers Paradise, a mini-mall of media, critique, and commentary. When he's not writing, Andy is either on the road or dreaming of his next highway adventure. Recent trips include a cross-country journey along Route 66 and a tour of New England Diners.

Positions

Present Professor, Communication Studies, San Jose State University
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Present Salzburg Fellow, San Jose State University
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2015 - 2017 Associate Chair, San Jose State University Communications Studies
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2011 Professor, San Jose State University
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2007 - 2010 Director, San Jose State University Peer Mentor Program
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2009 Professor, San Jose State University
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines



Grants

2018 San José State University Department of Communication Studies RSCA Grant
San José State University
2017 San José State University Department of Communication Studies RSCA Grant
San Jose State University
2016 San José State University Department of Communication Studies RSCA Grant
San José State University
2013 - 2014 San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant
San José State University
2007 - 2011 San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant
San José State University
2006 San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant
San José State University
2006 San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel
San José State University
2004 San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant
San José State University
2002 - 2004 San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel
San José State University
2002 San José State University AIM grant
San José State University
2001 San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant
San José State University
2001 San José State University College of Social Sciences Junior Faculty Development Grant
San José State University
2000 - 2001 San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel
San José State University
2000 San José State University Department of Communication Studies Personal Initiative in Technology Grant
San Jose State University
1998 - 2000 San José State University Institute for Teaching and Learning Champions Grant for implementation of a web-based assessment system
San Jose State University
1999 San José State University College of Social Sciences Diversity Grant for conference attendance: International Congress on Challenges to Education
San Jose State University
1999 San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel
San José State University
1999 University of Chicago. Full funding for Embodied Utopias conference presentation
University of Chicago
1998 San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for creation of a departmental graphics workstation
San José State University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Fulbright Scholar Peer Reviewer, Communications Committee
2010 - 2017 Editorial Board Member, Atlantic Journal of Communication
2007 - 2017 Editorial Board Member, Western Journal of Communication
2013 - 2014 Editorial Board Member, National Forensic Journal
2013 Faculty Member, Salzburg Global Citizenship Program 58
2011 Resource Specialist, Salzburg Global Seminar, International Study Program 48
2007 - 2011 Editorial Board Member, Critical Studies in Media Communication
2006 Critic, Hayward Conference on Rhetorical Criticism
2005 Reader, Media Studies Group, Western States Communication Association
2005 Panelist, “Now What? Choosing and using your graduate program,” Western States Communication Association
2004 Critic, Hayward Conference on Rhetorical Criticism
2000 - 2002 Critic, Hayward Conference on Rhetorical Criticism
2000 Reader, American Studies Commission, National Communication Association
1998 - 2000 Member, Board of Directors, American Communication Association
1998 - 2000 Co-editor, Book Reviews, American Communication Journal
1998 Editor, Outgoing, booklet for graduate students in Ohio University's School of Interpersonal Communication
1998 Reader, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association
1997 Chair, Limited Preparation Questions Committee, Ohio Forensics Association
1995 Creator, Rhetoric Resources and Gender Studies Resources webpages, Southern States Communication Association
1995 Creator, department website, Ohio University School of Interpersonal Communication
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Honors and Awards

  • Salzburg Fellowship, Funded participation in Salzburg Global Seminar’s International Study Program, Austria, 2010
  • Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award, Urban Communication Foundation, 2009
  • Ohio University School of Communication Studies Outstanding Alumnus, 2006
  • National Forensics Association Hall of Fame, 2002
  • National champion, persuasive speaking, Interstate Oratorical Association, 1994
  • National champion, pentathlon, persuasive speaking, National Forensic Association, 1994
  • SJSU College of Social Sciences Austen D. Warburton Award of Merit 2015
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar, Belarus 2014-2015
  • Top paper panelist Performance Studies Division, National Communication Association (with David Terry) 2013
  • Sabbatical leave San José State University, Spring 2012
  • Top paper panelist American Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2007
  • Diane Furno-Lamude Award top paper Western States Communication Association Media Studies Group (with Anne Marie Todd), 2004
  • University Scholar Awarded by SJSU Provost for Road trip America: A state by state guide to offbeat destinations, 2003
  • Provost’s International Scholars Award Full funding for research on Chinese internet usage, 2002
  • Paul H. Boase Family Rhetorical Scholar Award 1998
  • Terry Conry and Lynn John Graduate Student Conference Award 1996

Courses


Education

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1998 PhD, Ohio University - Main Campus ‐ Rhetoric and Historiography
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1995 M.A., Ohio University - Main Campus ‐ Rhetoric and Public Address
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1994 B.A., Berry College ‐ English and Communication Arts
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1992 A.A, St. Petersburg Junior College ‐ Mass Communications
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Contact Information

HGH 210
San José State University
San José, California, 95192-0112
Phone: (408) 924-5378
Fax: (408) 924-5396

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Books (7)

Articles (18)