Professor of Media Studies
79 Fifth Avenue
Carol Wilder is Professor of Media Studies. From 1995-2007 was Chair and Associate Dean. She was formerly on the faculties of San Francisco State University, Oberlin College, and Emerson College. She received a B.S. in English and M.A. in Communication and Theatre from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication from Kent State.
Wilder has published articles in numerous journals including Human Communication Research and Journal of Communication. She served on the Board of Directors of the International Communication Association, as President of the New York State Communication Association, and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Communication, Communication Studies, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Western Journal of Communication. Wilder has contributed chapters to many books and was senior editor of and a contributor to Rigor and Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson (Praeger, 1982; with John H. Weakland) which received the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Book Award. In 2003 her 16mm film Puttin’ on the Dog was screened in New York and Los Angeles and at many festivals.
2007-2008 Wilder was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hanoi University in Vietnam, returning in 2011 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Her book Crossing the Street in Hanoi: Teaching and Learning About Vietnam was published by Intellect/University of Chicago Press in 2013