Dr. David Wood - December 2017

David Houston Wood, Ph.D., serves Northern Michigan University as both “NMU Honors Program Director” (since 2010) and “Professor of English” (since 2007). A recent winner of the Michigan Association of State Universities' “2017 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award,” he is also honored to have won NMU’s “2015 Distinguished Faculty Award” and NMU’s “2011 Excellence in Teaching Award.”


Dr. Wood has published widely in top venues ranging from Shakespeare Yearbook to Renaissance Drama; from Prose Studies to Interfaces; and from The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Disability to Blackwell's A Companion to Renaissance Drama. He is also the author of a monograph titled Time, Narrative, and Emotion in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2009), and the co-editor of two essay collections, both completed with Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University): the first, a special issue of the journal Disability Studies Quarterly, titled Disabled Shakespeares [29.4 Fall 2009]); and the second, Recovering Disability in Early Modern England (The Ohio State UP, 2013). He has given invited talks at venues including the University of Michigan’s “Early Modern Colloquium” (2014), and Willamette University’s “Liberal Arts Colloquium” (2012).


Finally, he lives in Marquette, MI, with his wife (Vicki), his three children (Maddie, Henry, and Nate), a crazy puppy (Rozzy), and a funky tabby cat (Wedge); and he is also a proud winner of The New Yorker magazine’s cartoon caption contest (#111).

You can read a transcript of his speech here.