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Deborah Wood

Lecturer, The Cook Family Writing Program

MA, Columbia College, Interdisciplinary Arts


Deborah Leigh Wood has taught Design Thinking and Communication through The Cook Family Writing Program since 2003. She worked for more than 20 years at the Chicago Tribune as an editor, reporter, copy editor, and arts reviewer. She also was assistant editor of the alumni magazine of the Kellogg School of Management and was the main contributor to the coffee-table book Chicago: Heart and Soul of America. Before coming to DTC, Wood taught undergraduate and graduate copy editing for six years at NU’s Medill School of Journalism.

In addition to teaching DTC, Wood teaches a communications course in the MPM program at NU. Wood is the recipient of several journalism awards. She has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts, a performance-based program that has added nicely to her skillset of communication tools.


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