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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.


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


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


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.


  • Certified teacher secondary schools, professional administrators certified.



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.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, tennis, chess.


Married Marie Ann Vayo, June 9, 1956. Children: Bridget Louise, Brian Hamilton.

Claude Obern Wood

Mary Elmina (Neal) Wood

Marie Ann Vayo

Bridget Louise Wood

Brian Hamilton Wood