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Carol Wilder

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Carol Wilder (b. 1944) is an American educator, writer and filmmaker. At the New School in New York City, she has served as Professor of Media Studies and Film and in administrative positions. She has also taught at San Francisco State University, Emerson College, and Oberlin College.

Early life and education[edit]

Wilder 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 University. In 2007-2008 Wilder was a Fulbright Scholar at Hanoi University in Vietnam, returning in 2011 and 2013 as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.


Academic career[edit]

She is currently[when?] Professor of Media Studies and Film at The New School for Social Research in New York,[1] where she previously served as Chair of Media Studies, Associate Dean, and Dean[1]. Prior to The New School, Wilder was Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at San Francisco State University, where she is Professor Emerita.[2] She has also served on the faculties of Emerson College[citation needed] and Oberlin College.[citation needed]


In 2007-2008 while a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hanoi University in Vietnam, Wilder created a Documentary Media Lab [1]

Professional associations[edit]

Wilder 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 many journals.

She has been an active member of the National Arts Club in New York since 1997.

Political activism[edit]

Wilder was a student at the time of the May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State University in Ohio. She has spoken at many commemoration events over the years, and will participate in the 50th commemoration in 2020.

For more than thirty years she has served on the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors for Swords to Plowshares, a veterans rights organization in San Francisco.



Wilder is the author of two award-winning books and more than one hundred academic papers, book chapters and presentations. Her book Rigor and Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson (Praeger, 1982; with John H. Weakland) received the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Book Award [3]. Her most recent book Crossing the Street in Hanoi: Teaching and Learning About Vietnam (Intellect/University of Chicago Press 2014) received praise from many Vietnam-era figures.[citation needed]


  • 2007-11 - Documentary media lab at Hanoi University, Vietnam
  • 2017 - “Puttin’ On The Dog” film. This movie was inducted into the permanent collection of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


  • 2017 - Kent State University Distinguished Alumna Centennial Award [4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "School of Media Studies Faculty, The New School". Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. "Emeritus/Emerita faculty, SFSU". Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. https://www.natcom.org/awards/golden-anniversary-book-award
  4. "Media Studies Dean Carol Wilder, a Kent State Alum, Receives Prestigious Award from Alma Mater". The New School News. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2018.

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