Emory Woodard, Ph.D.Communication Department, Villanova University

Emory Woodard, a member of the Villanova faculty since 2000, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. He currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies in Communication. Dr. Woodard’s research seeks to advance understanding about audience experiences with the media, including television and new media, focusing on children, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and African-Americans. His scholarship has explored the regulatory, technological, developmental, psychological and social forces that shape the experiences of these audiences. Dr. Woodard has published more than a dozen articles and chapters, with articles in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Media Psychology and the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, among others. His chapters have appeared in Handbook of Children’s Television Research, Children in the Digital Age, and Mass Media Effects Research. Since 1995, he has given more than a dozen papers at major conferences, including events organized by the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the Summit on Children’s Media Policy.