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Andrew F. Wood, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Chair, Communication Studies

Affiliate Professor, Humanities Honors Program

2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar
San José State University San José, California, 95192-0112

Office: (408) 924-5378 Fax: (408) 924-5396

Email: Andrew.Wood@sjsu.edu Web: professorwood.com
Academic History
Ph.D. 1998, Ohio University

Rhetoric and Historiography

Dissertation:

“Spaghetti dinners and fireflies in a jar”:

Shaping paradoxical places and spaces in Disney’s Celebration

Chair: Roger Aden


M.A. 1995, Ohio University

Rhetoric and Public Address

Masters Project:

House Speaker Henry Clay’s nationalism as unification:

An extension of transcendent eloquence

Advisor: Roger Aden


B.A. 1994, Berry College

English and Communication Arts - cum laude

Major Emphasis: Broadcasting/Speech

Minor Emphasis: Political Science


A.A. 1992, St. Petersburg Junior College - Clearwater Campus

Major Emphasis: Mass Communication - high honors


Certificate. 1987, Defense Information School

Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana

Major Emphasis: Journalism, public affairs, and shipboard broadcasting
Academic Positions
Associate Chair, San José State University, Department of Communication Studies, 8/15-

Professor, San José State University, Humanities Honors Program, 8/11-

Professor, San José State University, Department of Communication Studies, 8/09-

Director, San José State University, Peer Mentor Program, 8/07-5/10

Associate Director, San José State University, Peer Mentor Program, 8/06-8/07

Associate Professor, San José State University, Department of Communication Studies, 8/04-8/09

Assistant Professor, San José State University, Department of Communication Studies, 8/98-8/04

Teaching Associate, Ohio University, School of Interpersonal Communication, 8/94-8/98


Courses Taught
San José State University, San José, CA
HUM 1A Hon Background of Western Culture and Society

HUM 1B Hon Background of Western Culture and Society

HUM 2A Hon Modern Culture and Social Institutions

HUM 2B Hon Modern Culture and Social Institutions

COMM 20 Public Speaking

COMM 41 Critical Decision Making in Small Groups

COMM 96GY The Simpsons as Social Science: Exploring Faith, Philosophy, and Ethics with America’s Favorite Cartoon Family

COMM 101 Introduction to Communication Studies

COMM 105 Communication, Self, and Society

COMM 120 Persuasive Speaking

UNVS 120 Peer Mentor Seminar

COMM 149 Rhetoric and Public Life

COMM 161 Communication and Culture

COMM 169 Media Criticism and Response

COMM 171 Visual Communication

COMM 175 Nonverbal Communication

COMM 180 Individual Studies

COMM 181 Internet Communication

COMM 191B Forensics Activity, Persuasion

COMM 191J Forensics Judging

COMM 192 Finland Early Summer Study Abroad

COMM 195 Communication in the Age of Mobility

COMM 202 Rhetorical-Critical Studies in Communication

COMM 206A Advanced Critical and Rhetorical Methods

COMM 250 Seminar in Communication Theory: Critical and Interpretative

COMM 295 Computers, Discipline, and Resistance

COMM 297 Advanced Writing Workshop

COMM 298 Special Studies

COMM 299 Thesis Hours
Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus

School of Business and Management of Technology


Silicon Valley Startup Culture

Communication and Culture


JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland

Summer School: Creativity and Communication


International Business Speaking
Ohio University, Athens, OH

School of Communication Studies (formerly School of Interpersonal Communication)


InCo 103 Introduction to Public Speaking

InCo 117 Introduction to Forensics

InCo 205 Techniques of Small Group Communication

InCo 217 Advanced Forensics

InCo 234 Communication Theory

InCo 430/530 Communication and Campaigns


Ohio University, Athens, OH

Academic Advancement Center


Introduction to Public Speaking - 1995 and 1996 summer programs. This course was designed for incoming students designated “at risk” by Ohio University. Along with public speaking, the course introduced students to webpage design and college research methods.
Ohio University, Athens, OH

Continuing Education Department


Project Challenge - Future Studies. 1995 summer program, first through sixth grade. Three age-specific courses addressed utopian literature, science fiction writing, city planning, and collaborative problem solving techniques.
Thesis Committee Service
Janet Baker (Chair)

Robert Barlow

James Bunker

Rebecca Busa (Chair)

Andrew Carter

Ania Goritskaia

Katherine Casey (Dept. of Psychology)

Adolfo McGovert

Darcy Osheim (Chair)

William Tran (Chair)

Sarah Vital (Chair)
Project Committee Service
Tarika Bheda

Aviv Brahm

Issa Chan (Chair)

Maureen Coghlan

Sarah Kates

Mark Lieberman

Prinda Nilthachan (Chair)

Carol-Lynn Perez (Chair)

Ken Watanabe

Liat Zilberman (Chair)

Nick Zoffel
Graduate Exam Committee Service
Melissa Barrett (Chair)

Rosalie Eskew

Asher Hamilton-Killi (Chair)

Phoebe Kitanidis (Chair)

Scott Koppel (Chair)

Chang-Yu Lee

Haige Quian

Gina Rollings

Cory Shelton (Chair)

Hye-Jung Yoon



Academic Books
Bourdin, A., Eckardt, F., & Wood, A.F. (2014). Die ortlose stadt: Über die virtualisierung des urbanen. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Press.

Wood, A.F. (2009). City ubiquitous: Place, communication, and the rise of omnitopia. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. [Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award, Urban Communication Foundation]

Wood, A.F. & Smith, M. (2005). Online communication: Linking technology, identity, and culture - second edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Smith, M. & Wood, A.F. (2003). Survivor lessons: Essays on communication and reality television. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.

Wood, A.F. & Smith, M. (2001). Online communication: Linking technology, identity, and culture. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
Popular Press Books
Wood, A.F. (2004). New York’s 1939-40 world’s fair. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing.

Wood, A.F. (2004). Motel America: A state by state tour guide to nostalgic stopovers. Portland OR: Collectors Press.

Wood, A.F. (2003). Road trip America: A state by state guide to offbeat destinations. Portland OR: Collectors Press.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Wood, A.F. & Terry, D.P. (2016). “The only dominator and remaker of the world”: , , and the rhetoric of North Korean Juche. Western Journal of Communication, 80(4), 502-518.

Terry, D.P. & Wood, A.F. (2015). Presenting Juche: Audiencing North Korea's 2012 Arirang Mass Games. Text and Performance Quarterly, 35(2-3), 177-201.

Wood, A.F. (2012). Regionalization and the construction of ephemeral co-location. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 42(3), 289-296.

Wood, A.F. (2010). Two roads diverge: Route 66, “Route 66,” and the mediation of American ruin. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27(1), 60-76.

Todd, A.M. & Wood, A.F. (2006). “Flex your power”: Energy crises and the shifting rhetoric of the grid. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 14(4), 211-228.

Wood, A.F. (2005). “What happens [in Vegas]”: Performing the post-tourist flâneur in “New York” and “Paris”. Text and Performance Quarterly, 25(4), 315-333.

Wood, A.F. (2005). “The best surprise is no surprise”: Architecture, imagery, and omnitopia among American mom and pop motels. Space and Culture, 8(4), 399-415.

Wood, A.F. & Todd, A.M. (2005). “Are we there yet?”: Searching for Springfield and the Simpsons’ rhetoric of omnitopia. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 22(3), 207-222.

Wood, A.F. (2004). Managing the Lady Managers: The shaping of heterotopian spaces in the 1893 Chicago Exposition’s Woman’s Building. Southern Communication Journal, 69(4), 289-302.

Wood, A.F., & Fassett, D. (2003). Remote control: Identity, power and technology in the communication classroom. Communication Education, 52(3-4), 286-296.

Wood, A.F. (2003). A rhetoric of ubiquity: Terminal space as omnitopia. Communication Theory, 13(3), 324-344.

Wood, A.F. (2003). The Middletons, Futurama, and Progressland: Disciplinary technology and temporal heterotopia in two twentieth century New York world’s fairs. New Jersey Journal of Communication, 11(1), 63-75.

Wood, A.F., & Adams, T. (1997). Making sense of the 1994 right-wing revolution in the United States: How the Christian right, the grand old political action committee (GOPAC), and talk radio unknowingly collaborated. Speaker and Gavel, 34(1-4), 51-63.
Adams, T., & Wood, A.F. (1996). The emerging role of the World-Wide-Web in forensics: On computer mediated research and community development. The Forensic, 81(4), 21-35.
Book Chapters
Wood, A.F. (2014). Regionalization and the construction of ephemeral co-location. J. Rice’s Regional rhetorics: Real and imagined spaces (pp. 89-96). Abingdon: UK: Routledge.

Wood, A.F. (2013). Origami urbanism amid the flat City: An omnitopian analysis of commercials depicting mutability in urban life. M. Matsaganis, V. Gallagher, & S. Drucker’s Communicative cities in the 21st Century: Urban communication reader III (pp. 215-234). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Wood, A.F. (2008). “Small World”: Alex Proyas’ Dark City as omnitopia. J. Perlich & D. Whitt’s Sith, slayers, stargates and cyborgs: Modern mythology in the new millennium (pp. 121-142). New York: Peter Lang.

Wood, A.F. (2002). Re-reading Disney’s Celebration: Gendered topography in a heterotopian pleasure garden. L. Sanders, A. Bingaman, & R. Zorach’s Embodied utopias: Gender, social change, and the modern metropolis (pp. 188-203). London: Routledge.

Wood, A.F., & Adams, T. (1998). Embracing the machine: Quilt and quilting as community-building architecture. B. Ebo’s Cyberghetto or cybertopia? – Race, class, and gender on the internet (pp. 219-233). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/Greenwood Press.

Book Reviews
Wood, A.F. (forthcoming). Review of the book Suburban dreams: Imagining and building the good life, by G. Dickinson. Rhetoric & Public Affairs, XX, XX-XX.

Wood, A.F. (2011). Review of the book The tuning of place: Sociable spaces and pervasive digital media, by R. Coyne. Journal of Communication, 61, E13-E15.

Wood, A.F. (2003). Review of the book Older adults, health information, and the World Wide Web, by R.W. Morrell (Ed.). American Journal of Psychology, 116(3), 477-483.
Invited Biographical Essay
Wood, A.F. (1999). Austin Tappan Wright. American National Biography, vol. 24, (pp. 3-4): Oxford University Press.
Editorials
Wood, A.F., & Coopman, S. (1999, May). Virtual job seekers and electronic front porches: A conversation from both sides of the hiring process. American Communication Journal: Available online: http://www.ac-journal.org/?page_id=605

McKerrow, R., Wood, A.F., & Smith, M. (1998, May). Publishing on-line: Challenging standards of hiring, promotion, and tenure. American Communication Journal: Available online: http://www.acjournal.org/holdings/vol1/iss3/editorials/mckerrow/tenurepub.html



Invited Articles
Wood, A.F. (2016). The twilight of the mom and pop motel. The Conversation. Online: https://theconversation.com/the-twilight-of-the-mom-and-pop-motel-64212 [Reprinted in The New Republic website, The Houston Chronicle web and print-editions, and distributed via Associated Press]

Wood, A.F. (2015). The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair. Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board. Online: https://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-film-preservation-board/documents/middleton_family2.pdf

Wood, A.F. (2010). Route 66 and the road to ruin. Communication Currents, 5(2). Online: http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=969

Wood, A.F. (2006, Spring). Motel moderne: Yesterday’s motels of tomorrow. Society for Commercial Archeology Journal, 18-25. Reprinted as lead article in Image File: A Journal from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, 15(1), 3-7.

Wood, A.F. (2006, April). East bay deco-ration. Lifescapes, 60-62.

Wood, A.F. (2004, August/September). Grand motel. American Heritage, 11-12.

Wood, A.F. (1995). Beyond the round of competition: Making connections (part two) – the forensics newsletter. SpeakerPoints, 2(1).

Richardson, R., & Wood, A.F. (1994). Small-budget forensics programs: Problems and solutions. SpeakerPoints, 1(1).


Published Speeches
Wood, A.F. (1997). Superbugs: Scourge of the post-antibiotic era. Reprinted in B. E. Gronbeck, R. E. McKerrow, D. Ehninger, & A. H. Monroe’s Principles and types of speech communication.

Wood, A.F. (1996). Superbugs: Scourge of the post-antibiotic era. Reprinted in G. Rodman’s Public Speaking in the media/information age. Also appeared in video supplement, Public Speeches for Analysis II.


Academic Presentations, Respondent
Learning from (and leaving) Las Vegas: Revisiting Omnitopia through im/material space and place. National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, 2015.

Perfect(ing) America: Bridges to utopia in American popular culture. National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2010.

The productive intersections between everyday life and media. Western States Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2005.
Academic Presentations, Chair and Moderator
Civic learning and the first-year experience (with Debra David). Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Francisco, CA, 2008.

Moving forward in understanding reality television: Looking back at Survivor: All-stars. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2004.

Renegade organizations: Communicating off-center in our communities. Western States Communication Association, Sacramento, CA, 2000.

Philosophical approaches to individual events instruction: Beyond paint-by-numbers performance. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 1999.

Cyberscam: Persuasion, deception, or just plain greed? American Communication Association, Reno NV, 1998.

New forms of historical analysis. Sixth Biennial Conference on Public Address, Iowa City, IA, 1998.


Academic Presentations and Panels, Presenter
Wood, A.F. (2014). The past as present in the Ideological Turn: A panel discussion of Dr. Phil Wander’s Shadow Songs. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (2014). Germinal impressions: (Almost) 100 key ideas from the last 100 years in (almost) 100 minutes (performance of Lloyd Bitzer’s Rhetorical Situation). National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

McConnell, K. & Wood, A.F. (2014). New cartographies of learning: Rerouting the “pathways” metaphor to promote a CSU-wide navigational infrastructure. Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Wood, A.F. & Terry, D.P. (2013). “It is of high ideological and artistic quality”: Performing ideographs in North Korea. National Communication Association, Washington D.C. Performance Studies Division Top Paper Panel.

Wood, A.F. (2011). Communicating with millennials: Closing the loop with the always-on-but-never-quite-there generation. National Communication Association, New Orleans.

Wood, A.F. (2011). Regional rhetorics: A panel discussion on the 2012 special Issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly. National Communication Association, New Orleans.

Wood, A.F. (2010). Rethinking the position of the “public intellectual” in the post-public era. National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wood, A.F. (2009). Editable Landscapes: An omnitopian analysis of commercials depicting mutability in urban life. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (2008). Enclavic nostalgia: Searching for a safer America in Henry Seidel Canby’s The Age of Confidence and Alma Mater. National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Wood, A.F. (2007). “Only by highway...you meet the real America”: Greyhound terminals and advertisements and the construction of omnitopia. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. American Studies Division Top Paper Panel.

Wood, A.F. (2007). The pocket universe: Technology, communication, and agency in the age of ubiquitous computing. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (2007). Aural enclaves and the omnitopian sense-ability: Envisioning present and future media spaces. Western States Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Wood, A.F. (2006). Omnitopia as enclave: From arcade to international expositions to EPCOT center. National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (2006). We, among strangers: A cross-country road trip through omnitopia. National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (2006). “Small World”: Alex Proyas’ Dark City as omnitopia. Western States Communication Association, Palm Springs, CA.

Wood, A.F. (2005). “What happens [in Vegas]”: Performing the post-tourist flâneur in “New York” and “Paris”. National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Todd, A.M., & Wood, A.F. (2005). Flex your power: Energy crises and the shifting power of the grid. Western States Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wood, A.F., & Smith, M. (2004). Short course: How to teach the college course in computer-mediated communication. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (2004). Sputniks, tiki gods, and neon cowboys: Architecture and imagery of postwar mom and pop motels. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (2004). Multimedia, self-referentiality, and the iconic/ironic pose: contemporary themes in reality television research. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. & Todd, A.M. (2004). “Are we there yet?” Searching for Springfield and The Simpsons’ rhetoric of place. Diane Lamude-Furno Top Paper Award. Western States Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Wood, A.F., & Fassett, D. (2003). Remote control: Identity, power and technology in the communication classroom. National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Wood, A.F., & Smith, M. (2002). Short course: How to teach the college course in computer-mediated communication. National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wood, A.F. (2002). From terminal space to cyberspace: A rhetoric of omnitopia. National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wood, A.F., & Smith, M. (2001). Short course: How to teach the college course in computer-mediated communication. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Wood, A.F. (2001). The opportunities/challenges of globalism for graduate programs with international and minority students. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Wood, A.F. (2001). “More human than human”: The rhetoric of homo faber in popular film. Internet Research 2.0: INTERconnections, Minneapolis, MN.

Wood, A.F. (2001). Futurama and Progressland: Fluid locale as temporal heterotopia at the twentieth century New York world’s fairs. Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Smith, M., Wood, A.F., & Nix, C. (2000). Engaging one another on-line: student collaboration on a cyberforum. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Wood, A.F. (2000). Individual events education: Engaging the e-world. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Wood, A.F. (2000). American communication journal online: History and issues. Association of Internet Researchers, Lawrence, KS.

Wander, P., & Wood, A.F. (2000). Online publishing and student scholarship. Western States Communication Association, Sacramento, CA.

Wood, A.F. (1999). “The world is not like Celebration”: Rhetorical displacement and replacement in Disney’s Celebration. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (1999). Click here and you’re there: Exploring and teaching metaphors on-line. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (1999). Experiencing intimacy in isolation: Webpage creators and the construction of asynchronous relationships. Eastern Communication Association, Charleston, WV.

Wood, A.F. (1999). Uncovering dystopian foundations: Deceptive agency in Disney’s Celebration. Embodied Utopias Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (1999). Hiding the machine in the garden: Disciplining the feminine in Disney’s Celebration. Western States Communication Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Wood, A.F. (1998). “Spaghetti dinners and fireflies in a jar”: Shaping paradoxical places in Disney’s Celebration. National Communication Association, New York, NY.

Schaaf, B., Wood, A.F., & Nix, C. (1998). Hyper-performance among internet support group users: Geography, performance, and power within therapeutic locales. INPR New Scholars Pre-Conference, Norman, OK.

Wood, A.F. (1998). “Get your clicks on route 66”: Rebuilding community and the mother road, online. Eastern Communication Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.

McKerrow, R., Wood, A.F., & Smith, M. (1998). Publishing on-line: Challenging standards of hiring, promotion, and tenure. Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (1998). Managing the lady managers: The topology of discourse in the 1893 Chicago Exposition’s Woman’s Building. Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (1998). Club women and the City Beautiful Movement: Creating discursive spaces, rebuilding civic places. Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (1998). Route 66 as nostalgic space: Transcendence, recreation, and danger on the Mother Road. Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (1997). The commodification of the city: Shifting attitudes toward the built environment in depression-era American magazine advertisements. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F., & Smith, J. (1997). House speaker Henry Clay’s nationalism as unification: An extension of transcendent eloquence. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wood, A.F. (1997). Clipped hedges and dark walks: Deceptive artlessness in Fanny Burney’s Evelina. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Honorable Mention, Feminist and Women’s Studies division poster session competition.

Wood, A.F., & Westerfelhaus, R. (1997). Electronic pilgrimages to virtual shrines: Community, isolation, and the expression of grief at an internet site. Eastern Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Wood, A.F. (1996). Embracing the machine: Quilt and quilting as community-building architecture. Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Wood, A.F. (1996). The matriarchate, the solitude of self, and the Woman’s Bible: Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s feminist jeremiad. Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Adams, T., & Wood, A.F. (1996). Homesteading the virtual frontier: Computer-mediated opportunities for the Southern States Communication Association. Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Lee, J.Y., & Wood, A.F. (1996). “But where is it?”: A communication theory course teaches orienteering in cyberspace. The Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Computers and Writing, netWORKS: Connecting learners across the curriculum, Blacksburg, VA.

Aden, R., Brown, T., Lacroix, C., & Wood, A.F. (1995). The ‘true lies’ of True Lies: Technology as man’s domain. Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Wood, A.F. (1995). An electronic field of dreams: Electronic mail as protest medium. Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wood, A.F. (1994). Beyond the round of competition: Making connections (part two) – the forensics newsletter. Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wood, A.F. (1993). “I won’t say uncle”: An ideographic perspective on Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s appeal for congressional aid. Georgia Speech Communication Association, Augusta, GA. Top Student Paper.

Wood, A.F. (1993). Shifting paradigms: The role of role-playing in the teaching activity. Florida Communication Association, Clearwater, FL.

Clark, B., & Wood, A.F. (1991). Coaching secrets: Two-year colleges can compete with universities – and should. Speech Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.


Documentary Videos
Silicon Valley Women in Engineering Conference: Engineering for Humanity, 2016

The Salzburg Global Seminar: Ripples Across the Pond, 2012

The Global Technology Initiative: Partners on the Pacific Rim, 2012
Narration
Barefoot College (Bob Gliner, Dir.), 2014
Grants
San José State University Department of Communication Studies RSCA Grant, 2016

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2014

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2013

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2011

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2010

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2009

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2008

San José State University College of Social Sciences Special Travel Grant, 2007

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2006

San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant, 2006

San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant, 2004

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2004

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2003

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2002

San José State University AIM grant, 2002

San José State University College of Social Sciences Junior Faculty Development Grant, 2001

San José State University College of Social Sciences Foundation Research Grant, 2001

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2001

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 2000

San José State University Institute for Teaching and Learning Champions Grant for implementation of a web-based assessment system, 2000

San José State University Department of Communication Studies Personal Initiative in Technology Grant, 2000

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for convention travel, 1999

California State University Information Competence Work Group Summer Fellowship for conference attendance: Summer Workshop for CSU faculty, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1999. One of four CSU fellows selected.

San José State University College of Social Sciences Diversity Grant for conference attendance: International Congress on Challenges to Education, Belize City, Belize, 1999

University of Chicago. Full funding for Embodied Utopias conference presentation,

1999


San José State University Institute for Teaching and Learning Champions Grant for implementation of a web-based assessment system, 1999
San José State University Institute for Teaching and Learning Champions Grant for development of a web-based assessment system, 1998-1999

San José State University Lottery Professional Development Grant for creation of a departmental graphics workstation, 1998


Fulbright Lectures [2015 – 1,100+ participants]
Minsk International Book Fair

Undiscovered America: Route 66

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section

Undiscovered America: Route 66 [Program for Belarusian English teachers]

ScienceSoft [Belarus IT company]

Silicon Valley Startup Culture: History, Principles, and the Power of Weak Networks

Gomel Regional Library

Undiscovered America: Route 66

Epam, Minsk [Belarus IT company]

American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture

Minsk Regional Institute for Education Development

American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture • Undiscovered America: Route 66

Belarusian State University, School of Business and Management of Technology

Gamification: Disrupting Business and Higher Education

Baranovichi City Central Library

Undiscovered America: Route 66 • American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture

Ambitious Suits [Belarus Consultancy]

Silicon Valley Startup Culture: History, Principles, and the Power of Weak Networks

Gomel Regional Lyceum

American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture • The American Academy: Practices, Challenges, and Reflections from a U.S. Professor

Brest Gymnasium No. 2

Gamification: Disrupting Business and Higher Education • American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture

Epam, Grodno

American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture

Epam, Brest

American Dreaming: Facts and Myths about American Culture

Minsk State Linguistic University

Critiquing the American Technological Sublime: Alternate Futures Beyond the Gernsback Continuum [Plenary speaker for MSLU American Studies conference]


Other Off-Campus Invited Lectures [International]
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Gamification: Disrupting Business and Higher Education; Silicon Valley Startup Culture; Intercultural Communication: Crossing Borders and Dismantling Walls; China: The Once and Future Superpower, 2016

JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland

Silicon Valley Startup Culture: History, Principles, and the Power of Weak Networks, 2015, 2016

Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Utopia, Dystopia, and Changing Conceptions of Globalization, 2013

Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

City Ubiquitous, “The Media of the Metapolis” Conference Keynote Speaker [Sponsored by Institut für Europäische Urbanistik and Institut Français d’Urbanisme], 2012


Off-Campus Invited Lectures [United States]
JAMK Silicon Valley Leadership Program, San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley Startup Culture: History, Principles, and the Power of Weak Networks, 2015

Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Mapping the Global Classroom, 2014

University of Northern Colorado
Omnitopia and Popular Culture Research, Skype presentation, 2011

Berry College (GA)

Seeking the Public in a Mediated World, Featured lecturer, Honors Program Oxbridge Lecture Series, 2011

First Congregationalist Church of San José, United Church of Christ

Better Cities, Better Lives: World’s Fairs and New Urban Design (1851-2010), 2010

Rocky Mountain Communication Association

Converging Ourselves to Death, Keynote Speaker, 2010

SJSU Emeritus Faculty Association

City Ubiquitous (book presentation) Luncheon Speaker, 2010

First Congregationalist Church of San José, United Church of Christ

City Ubiquitous (book presentation), 2009

Mountain View (CA) Technology and Society Committee

City Ubiquitous (book presentation), Luncheon Speaker, 2009

San José State University Alumni Association

City Ubiquitous (book presentation), Heard Museum, Phoenix (AZ), 2009

California State University, East Bay, Department of Communication

City Ubiquitous (book presentation), Guest Scholar and New Book Speaker, 2009

Ohio University, School of Communication Studies

Omnitopia as an emerging framework, 2006

Easy Going Travel Shop and bookstore

A road trip through America’s past, 2004

Indiana University, South Bend

Yesterday’s tomorrows: Imagining nationalism, race, and the future at the 1939-40 New York world’s fair, 2001
Selected On-campus Workshops and Presentations
Department of Communication Studies, COMM 199

Silicon Valley Startup Culture, 2016

San José State University Humanities Honors Program

Centers and margins: Rediscovering America in Belarus, 2015

Department of Communication Studies, COMM 199

Centers and margins: Rediscovering America in Belarus, 2015

College of Social Sciences

Warburton Keynote, 2015

San José State University Reading Program

Inside North Korea (with David Terry), 2013

Department of Communication Studies

Inside North Korea (with David Terry), 2012

Department of Communication Studies

Better cities, better lives: World’s fairs and new urban design, 2011

San José State University Salzburg Program

Reflections on Salzburg at President’s Reception (speaker and panel coordinator), 2010

Department of Communication Studies

Effective mentoring (offered as COMM 80), 2010

College of Engineering Student Success Center

Peer advising workshop, 2009

College of Engineering, Silicon Valley Computer Camp

Peer advising workshop, 2009

University Academic Integrity Week

All you ever wanted to know about college, but were afraid to ask, co-presenter, 2008

Department of Communication Studies

Impromptu speaking (offered as COMM 80), 2007

San José State University Peer Mentor Program

Inspiring reticent speakers to participate in class, 2006

San José State University Peer Mentor Program

Making the most of faculty office visits, 2006

Department of Communication Studies

Impromptu speaking (offered as COMM 80), 2004

San José State University Center for Faculty Development

Free online tools, 2000, 2001

San José State University Center for Faculty Development

Online research data management, 2000

San José State University Center for Faculty Development

Streamlining the collection of assessment data using web-based application service providers (co-authored with Rona Halualani), 2000

McNair Scholars Program

Online grad school tools, 2000

San José State University Collaborative Training Institute

Professional communication: Presentation and management skills, 1999

College of Social Sciences

Building information competence in the College of Social Sciences

(co-facilitated with Dr. Lydia Ortega), 1999

McNair Scholars Program

Online grad school tools, 1999

McNair Scholars Program

Crafting your online presence (workshop series), 1999

Institute for Teaching and Learning

Enhancing student-outcome assessment through the WWW (co-facilitated with Rona Halualani, Susan Murray, Christopher Hebert, and David Asquith), 1999

Department of Communication Studies

Our front porch: Exploring and assessing the Communication Studies dept. website (co-facilitated with Stephanie Coopman), 1999

Department of Communication Studies

Surf’s up: Beginning research on the web (offered as COMM 80): 1998, 1999

Department of Communication Studies

Searching for strands of the world wide web: A staff workshop in computer mediated communication, 1998
University, College, and Departmental Service - Chair/coordinator
University
Faculty Advisor, Salzburg Scholars Club

2013-2014

Liaison, Google Labs, University Technology Services

2011


Coordinator, Area D1 Peer Review Group, San José State University MUSE program

2009


Director, University Peer Mentor Program

2007-2010

Chair, Academic Support Coordinator Hiring Committee, San José State University First Year Experience Office, 2007

Associate Director, University Peer Mentor Program

2006-2007

Coordinator, Area D Peer Review Group, San José State University MUSE program

2006

Coordinator, Communication in the Information Age Minor, San José State University



2001-2006

Coordinator, Area D1 Peer Review Group, San José State University MUSE program

2001-2002
College
Austen D. Warburton Award Selection Committee, College of Social Sciences

2016


Chair, Website Advisory Committee, College of Social Sciences

2003-2004


Department
Associate Chair, Department of Communication Studies

2015-


COMM 179 Assessment Committee Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

2015-2016

Coordinator, Ad hoc committee to develop an honors program, Department of Communication Studies, 2013-2014

Co-director, Finland Study-Abroad Program, Department of Communication Studies

2013-2015

COMM 40 Assessment Committee Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

2010-2012, 2013-2015

Newsletter Editor, Department of Communication Studies

2005-2007

Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

2001-2004

Media Policy Committee Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

2000-2004

Five-Year Program Planning Document, Author, Department of Communication Studies

2002-2003

COMM 105 Assessment Committee Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

1998-2002

Website maintainer, Department of Communication Studies

1998-2003
Faculty-Led Study-Abroad Programs
Department of Communication Studies – Finland, Estonia, Sweden, and Russia

2015


Department of Communication Studies – Finland, Estonia, Sweden, and Russia

2014


San José State University, Salzburg Program – Austria

2012


Department of Communication Studies – China

2012


College of Engineering, Global Technology Initiative – China and Taiwan

2011



Other University Service
Hiring Committee, Communication Specialist position, College of Engineering

2014


Salzburg Scholars Selection Committee

2010-2011, 2011-2012

Faculty Experts Web Interface Committee

2005-2006, 2008-2009

150th Anniversary Communications Committee

2006


Heritage, Preservation, and Public History Committee

2005


Information Technology Board

2002-2004

University Library Board

2002-2004

Committee on the formation of a Minor: Survey Research Methods

2001-2002

Faculty-in-Residence for Technology, Center for Faculty Development

2000-2001

Special Committee on Academic Information Technology, Academic Senate

2000-2001

Hiring Committee, Radio Manager position, Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre 2001

New Faculty Orientation Panelist

2000

Faculty Mentor Program



1998-1999
Other College Service
Professional Leaves Committee

2014


Decanal Search Committee, At Large Member

2005-2006

Computer Lab Advisory Committee, College of Social Sciences

1998-2000


Other Department Service
Lecturer Evaluation Committee, Department of Communication Studies

2016


Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, Department of Communication Studies

2005-2006, 2011-2016.

Curriculum Committee, Department of Communication Studies

1998-1999, 2010-2013

Recruitment Committee, Department of Communication Studies

2006


Graduate Program, Department of Communication Studies

2001-2007, 2013-

Chair Review Committee, Department of Communication Studies

2000, 2004

Recruitment Committee, Department of Communication Studies

2002-2003

Faculty Merit Increase Committee, Department of Communication Studies

1999-2000



Editorial Board Membership
Atlantic Journal of Communication (2010-present)

Communication Yearbook (vol. 33)

Critical Studies in Media Communication (2007-2011)

National Forensic Journal (2013-present)

Western Journal of Communication (2007-present)
Ad hoc Journal Review Service
Communication Education

Communication Teacher

Florida Journal of Communication

Journal of Applied Communication Research

Review of Communication

Quarterly Journal of Speech

Tourist Studies
Visual Communication



Academic Consulting
Allyn & Bacon

Mayfield Press

MIT Press

Routledge/Taylor & Francis Books

Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Wadsworth Publishing

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
External Reviews
Illinois Institute of Technology, Lewis Department of Humanities

2012


California State University, East Bay, Department of Communication

2011
Selected Additional Professional Service


Fulbright Scholar Peer Reviewer [Communications Committee]

2015-


Faculty Member, Salzburg Global Citizenship Program 58

2013


Resource Specialist, Salzburg Global Seminar, International Study Program 48

2011


Panelist, “Now What? Choosing and using your graduate program,” Western States Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Reader, Media Studies Group, Western States Communication Association

2005

Critic, Hayward Conference on Rhetorical Criticism



2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

Reader, American Studies Commission, National Communication Association

2000

Co-editor, Book Reviews, American Communication Journal



1998-2000

Member, Board of Directors, American Communication Association

1998-2000

Editor, Outgoing, a booklet designed to aid graduate students in Ohio University’s School of Interpersonal Communication as they prepare to enter the job market, 1998

Reader, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association 1998

Chair, Limited Preparation Questions Committee, Ohio Forensics Association

1997

Creator, Rhetoric Resources and Gender Studies Resources webpages, Southern States Communication Association home page, 1995



Creator, department website, Ohio University School of Interpersonal Communication

1995
Selected Community Service Projects


Presenter, City ubiquitous: Place, communication and the rise of omnitopia, San José State University Classes Without Quizzes, 2009

Presenter, Road trip America, San José State University Alumni College

2005

Presenter, The best and worst places to stay, San José State University Alumni College



2003

Round table participant, Balancing life and work, San José State University School of Nursing

2003

Round table participant, Provost forum on information technology in the curriculum



1999

Presenter of keynote address, Small group communication and conflict resolution, Athens County Middle School, 1998

Trainer/presenter: Persuasion: A means to the end of suppression in Burma, Free Burma Coalition

Athens, OH, 1997


Related Professional Experience
Webpage designer for ExecutivEdge, Los Gatos, CA

1999-2000

Webpage designer for East Side Books, San José, CA

1998-1999

Webpage designer for Eclipse Interactive Publishing, Inc., Dublin, OH

1996-1997

Webpage designer for Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH

1996


Assistant producer, video department of Berry College Public Relations Office

1992-1994

Broadcast journalist, Navy Broadcasting Service Detachment, Rota, Spain

1987-1990


Media interviews (since 1998)
Ventura County Star - quoted in story about FXX Channel Simpsons marathon

August 16, 2014

ABC-33/40 Anniston, Alabama - cited in story about local neon sign

January 15, 2014



Virginia Daily Press - cited in story about Christmas movies

December 19, 2013

San Jose Mercury News - quoted in article about the prediction industry

December 10, 2012



San Jose Mercury News - quoted in article about how people differentiate friends according to media-use, March 12, 2012
Contra Costa Times - quoted in article about crowd-sourced businesses

September 9, 2011

Rome (Georgia) News-Tribune - featured in article about Oxbridge Lecture

April 5, 2011



San Jose Mercury News - quoted in article about mobile games

January 24, 2011

KNTV-TV San Jose - featured in news broadcast story about depictions of female athletes on mass market magazines, February 12, 2010

KNTV-TV San Jose - featured in news broadcast story about YouTube Hitler Downfall videos

February 10, 2010

San Jose Mercury News - featured in commentary about City Ubiquitous book

February 27, 2009



Santa Cruz Sentinel - featured in article about City Ubiquitous book

February 5, 2009



Wisconsin State Journal - quoted in article about closure of Colonial Motel

November 18, 2008

KPIX-TV San Francisco - quoted in news broadcast story about Obama merchandizing

November 13, 2008



Asheville Citizen-Times - quoted in article about the closing of the Forest Manor Inn, May 23, 2008

Saskatoon (Canada) Star Phoenix - quoted in article about the closing of a Montreal motel

November 10, 2007



USA Today - quoted in article about Holiday Inn’s rebranding efforts

July 20, 2007



Woman’s World - quoted in magazine article about summer road trips

May 22, 2007



Télérama (France) - quoted in magazine article about The Simpsons

May 19, 2007

KNTV-TV San Francisco - quoted in news broadcast discussing media portrayal of Sacramento whales, May 17, 2007

KPIX-TV San Francisco - quoted in news broadcast discussing Hollywood’s popularization of the environmental movement, February 26, 2007

KQED Radio San Francisco - participated in one hour forum about road trips

June 9, 2006



Seattle Times - quoted in feature about road trip etiquette

June 4, 2006



San Jose Mercury News - quoted in story about cultural significance of class rings

May 16, 2006

KLIV Radio San Jose - quoted in story about summer gas prices and tourism

April 19, 2006



American Way Magazine - quoted in story about classic motels

January 1, 2006



Chicago Daily Herald - quoted in story about Illinois Route 12 motels

July 17, 2005



Silicon Valley Business Journal - quoted in story about media convergence

August 20, 2004

KGO Radio San Francisco - interviewed about my book. Motel America

July 27, 2004



Denver Post - featured in article about motels, July 25, 2004 (article reprinted in San Francisco Chronicle, October 3, 2004; Dallas Morning News, October 17, 2004)

KEZW Radio Denver - interviewed about my book, Motel America

July 8, 2004

Doctor’s Review (Canada) - reprint of my 2002 USA Today article on motels

July 2004



Teen People - quoted in article about road trips

June 2004



National Public Radio Talk of the Nation - interviewed about my book, Motel America

May 27, 2004



Sunday Oregonian - Motel America review

May 2, 2004



Boston Globe - Motel America review

April 25, 2004



ANG Newspapers - quoted in article about cell phones

October 19, 2003



Burlington Free Press - quoted in story about Vermont motels

September 21, 2003



Travel Talk Radio - quoted in syndicated radio show about my book, Road Trip America

September 21, 2003

KGO Radio San Francisco - interviewed about my book, Road Trip America

September 13, 2003

KSJS Radio San Jose - interviewed by provost about my book, Road Trip America

August 5, 2003



Silicon Valley Business Ink - interviewed about my book, Road Trip America

July 18-24, 2003



Denver Post - quoted in an article about my book, Road Trip America

July 13, 2003



Oakland Tribune - quoted in an article about cell phones

June 8, 2003



Life after Fifty - quoted in syndicated radio show regarding my book, Road Trip America

May 17, 2003

KNTV-TV San Jose - quoted in news broadcast about the 30th anniversary of cell phones

April 3, 2003

Spokane Spokesman Review - quoted in article about Idaho motels

January 3, 2003



Washington Square - featured in article about Motel Americana website

Winter 2002



Svenska Dagbladet Onsdag (Sweden) - quoted in article about motels

November 27, 2002

BBC4 Radio Excess Baggage - quoted in radio broadcast about motels

November 23, 2002



San Jose Mercury News - quoted in article about teen cell phone use

June 16, 2002



San Francisco Chronicle - quoted in article about Bay Area art deco architecture

May 29, 2002



USA Today - featured in article about motels and (on same date, different article) quoted in article about Holiday Inn as pop culture icon, May 24, 2002

Salon Magazine - quoted in article about Holiday Inn as pop culture icon

April 29, 2002



AAA Via Magazine - featured in article about motel travel

March/April, 2002



Los Angeles Times - featured in article about quirky websites

February 17, 2002



St. Louis Post Dispatch - Motel Americana website featured in article about roadside motels

January 13, 2002

CNNMoney - Motel Americana website featured in article about offbeat travel websites

December 14, 2001

KQED Radio San Francisco - Perspectives radio commentary on the need to practice the art of face-to-face conversation, October 1, 2001

KPIX-TV San Francisco - quoted in news broadcast exploring the social implications of decreasing access to pay phones, August 29, 2001



San Jose Mercury News - featured in David Plotnikoff’s Short Takes column

February 16, 2001



Fresno Bee - quoted in an article regarding the depiction of technology in 2001: A Space Odyssey

December 31, 2000



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - quoted in article regarding science fiction and popular culture

December 26, 2000

KPIX-TV San Francisco - quoted in a news broadcast regarding internet hate sites

October 18, 2000

KGO Radio San Francisco - critic for presidential debate

October 3, 2000

Associated Press - quoted in article regarding Association of Internet Researchers’ inaugural conference, September 17, 2000. Article reprinted in USA Today

National Public Radio Morning Edition - quoted in radio broadcast regarding changing attitudes toward utopia in the twentieth century, December 30, 1999

Arkansas Democrat Gazette - quoted in article regarding world’s fairs and modernism

November 12, 1999



Spectra - a publication of the National Communication Association - quoted in full-page article regarding Woz Way, an online course project co-edited with Phil Wander, October 1999

San Jose Mercury News - quoted in article regarding Woz Way, an online course project co-edited with Phil Wander, March 28, 1999

Florida Public Radio - quoted in radio broadcast regarding motels in popular culture

March 16, 1999

KGO-TV San Francisco - quoted in news broadcast regarding Intel email injunction

December 4, 1998
Selected Awards/Acknowledgments
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

Salzburg fellowship

Funded participation in Salzburg Global Seminar’s International Study Program, 2010

Jane Jacobs Urban Communication book award

Urban Communication Foundation, 2009

Top paper panelist

American Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2007

Outstanding alumnus

Ohio University School of Communication Studies, 2006

Sabbatical leave

San José State University, Spring 2005

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

Hall of Fame

National Forensics Association, 2002

Paul H. Boase Family Rhetorical Scholar Award

1998


Terry Conry and Lynn John Graduate Student Conference Award

1996


National champion

Persuasive speaking, Interstate Oratorical Association, 1994

National champion

Pentathlon and persuasive speaking, National Forensic Association, 1994

National champion

Rhetorical criticism, extemporaneous speaking, and after dinner speaking,

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha forensics honor society, 1994

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

1994

Student of the Year



St. Petersburg Junior College (Clearwater Campus), 1992

George O. Bierkoe Distinguished Student Award

Phi Theta Kappa, One of twenty-five recipients selected nationwide, 1992
Honorary Society Inductions
Phi Kappa Phi

Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha



Phi Theta Kappa

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