About Matt


Woodtang.com is the personal website of Matt Wood, a reader, writer and father of two living in Chicago. I’m a science blogger and social media jock at the University of Chicago Medicine by day, though as you’ll gather from some of my writing, I used to be an IT guy before I took a four-year break while my wonderful wife Debbie worked and let me be a stay-at-home dad with my kids Carter and Sadie.

I graduated from the Master of Arts in Creative Writing program at Northwestern University in 2007, and I finished my undergraduate work at Indiana University in 1999, earning bachelor’s degrees in assorted business school and computer stuff, with a superfluous minor in history. Born and raised in a small town called Poseyville, Indiana, I grew up on basketball, popcorn, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

I started this site in 2001, back before we called it blogging, because I knew how to make a website and it seemed like a good idea. I use social networks for most of what I used to do here, but if you’re interested in my writing, dig through my essay archive or check out some of my other hangouts on the right-hand menu. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something good to read.