Lineberger Professor of Humanities Emerita
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.Interpersonal and Gender Communication. Dr. Wood’s teaching and research focuses on gender, communication, and culture; personal relationships; and feminist theories. Since joining the faculty in 1975, she has authored or edited 24 books and over 70 articles and chapters in books, including Gendered Lives and the Sage Handbook of Gender and Communication, co-edited with Bonnie Dow.
In addition, she has presented over 80 papers at international, national, and regional conferences, served as associate editor of 5 national journals, and held a number of administrative positions in the National Communication Association. She served as Editor for the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Dr. Wood has won several awards for teaching and scholarship. She is the recipient of the 1998 Board of Governors award for teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the 1998 Case/Carnegie Award for North Carolina Professor of the Year, and the 2006 Donald C. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Current Research: Intimate partner violence, gendered dynamics in culture