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Donald Neal Wood

Donald Neal Wood, American educator in media, author. Certified teacher secondary schools, professional administrators certified. Recipient Broadcast Preceptor award San Francisco State University, 1978, Distinguished Teaching award California State University Northridge, 1995, Choice award Outstanding Academy Book, 1997, Living History award Calabasas History Society, 1998; grantee Calif State University Fund for Innovation, 1971.

Background

  • Wood, Donald Neal was born on September 20, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Claude Obern and Mary Elmina (Neal) Wood.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Earlham College, 1956. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1963.

    Career

    • Elementary and secondary teacher Economy (Indiana) Twp Schools, 1956-1957. Speech instructor Westminister College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1958-1959. Program coordinator National Educational television and Radio Center, New York City, 1959-1960.

      Area coordinator Midwest Program on Airborne television Instruction, Lafayette, Indiana, 1960-1963. Assistant professor speech, television San Diego State University, 1963-1965. Director educational television Hawaii Dept Education, Honolulu, 1965-1970.

      Professor radio-television-film California State University, Northridge, 1970-1998. Adjunct lecturer Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement, Durham, North Carolina, 1999—2002.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher secondary schools, professional administrators certified.

    Works

    Membership

    Board directors Monte Nido Valley Property Owners Association, Calabasas, California, 1971-1972, 73-74, 86-87. Member Malibu (California) Creek Docents, 1977-1990, president 1977-1978. Secretary Pleasant Green Woods Community Association, 1999-2002.

    Member Broadcast Education Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, tennis, chess.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Ann Vayo, June 9, 1956. Children: Bridget Louise, Brian Hamilton.
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    Born September 20, 1934
    • 1956
      Earlham College
    • 1958
      University Michigan
    • 1963
      University Michigan
    • 1956 - 1957
      Elementary and secondary teacher, Economy (Indiana) Twp Schs
    • 1958 - 1959
      speech instructor, Westminister College
      New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      program coordinator, National Educational television and Radio Center
    • 1960 - 1963
      area coordinator, Midwest Program on Airborne television Instruction
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      assistant, professor speech
    • 1965 - 1970
      director, educational television Hawaii Dept Education
      Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    • 1970 - 1998
      professor, radio-television-film California State University
      Northridge, California, United States
    • 1999 - 2002
      adjunct lecturer, Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement
      Durham, United Kingdom
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