Carol Wilder is a writer, teacher and filmmaker based in New York City and Long Island. She is Professor of Media Studies at The New School, where from 1995-2007 she was Associate Dean and Chair of Media Studies and Film. In 2007-2008 Wilder was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hanoi University, where she built a Media Lab and lectured throughout Vietnam on media education for the 21st century. In 2011 she returned to Hanoi as a Fulbright Senior Specialist, her ninth visit to Vietnam, and in 2013 published Crossing the Street in Hanoi: Teaching and Learning About Vietnam (Intellect/University of Chicago Press).
She has taught at Kent State University, Oberlin College, and Emerson College. From 1975-1995 she was on the Communication Studies faculty at San Francisco State University, where she is Professor Emerita. Wilder received the B.S. (English) and M.A. (Speech and Theatre) from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication from Kent State.
Wilder has written many articles and book chapters on media theory and criticism, politics and the media, and the Vietnam/American war. Her 16mm film Puttin'
on the Dog screened at venues including the National Arts Club, Woods Hole Film Festival, and the International Dog Film Festival in New York and Los Angeles. Along with the late John Weakland, she received the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Book Award for Rigor
& Imagination: Essays from the Legacy of Gregory Bateson (Praeger