Dr. Jennifer Wood

Associate Professor

Dr. Jennifer Wood

Contact Information


Office: Hash 153
Phone: (717) 871-7291

Office Hours



  • B.A., Communication, Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo. 
  • M.A., Media Communication and Management, Webster University 
  • Ph.D., Interpersonal Communication (with an emphasis in organizational communication), Bowling Green State University 


Courses taught:   


  • Public Relations: Introduction, Writing, Issues and Cases, Campaigns, International 
  • Business and Professional Communication 
  • Organizational Communication 
  • Communication and Conflict 
  • Health Communication  


Dr. Wood is an associate professor.  Her research interests include service learning, organizational culture, public speaking, and instructional communication. Dr. Wood was named 2021 Mentor of the Year by PRNEWS. In addition, she was MU Educator of the Year in 2015. 

Dr. Wood currently serves on the editorial board for the  Southern Communication Journal as book review editor.

Dr. Wood has worked with several local nonprofits including serving as an advisory board member for the Women’s Business Center at Assets and as a judge for the Global Shapers Lancaster, Youth Innovation Challenge.