The College is closed for Thanksgiving break from Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26, and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. Visit the Campus Hours page for more information.

Brandon Wood

Brandon Wood

Brandon Wood

Instructor, Speech

Tel.: (630) 942-2794
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E07J

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Interpersonal Communication focusing on Emotional Communication  Competence and Millennial Emotional Aptitude
  • The Rhetoric of Violence
  • Psychoanalytic Rhetorical Criticism
  • Instructional Communication

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Speech 1100

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Metts, S. & Wood, B.H. (2008). "Interpersonal emotional competence" in M. Motley (Ed.) Studies in Applied Communication. SAGE Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Wood, B.H. (2007). "A huddling of voices: Examining the experience of transferring from a two-year to a four-year forensics program from the students' vantage point," presented in Forensics and the Art of the Hand-Off: The Experience of Students Transferring From 2-Year to 4-Year Programs at the National Communication Association Conference 2007; Chicago, IL.
  • Wood, B.H. (2007). "Trapped in the Ironic Comedy: A Study of R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet;'" presented in The Rhetoric of Violence: The Cult of the Kill in Contemporary Society at the Central States Communication Association Conference 2007; Minneapolis, MN.


  • M.A. Communication Studies, Illinois State University
  • B.A. Communication Studies and Psychology, Illinois State University
  • A.A. General Studies, College of DuPage

Awards and Recognitions:

  • The Phi Rho Pi Collie-Taylor Forensics Fellowship Award, 2014
  • Central Texas College Student Selected Educator of the Year, 2010
  • Illinois State University Outstanding University Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2007


College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2017 College of DuPage