About Matt


Woodtang.com is the personal website of Matt Wood, a science writer and social media jock at the University of Chicago Medicine. In a past life I was also an IT guy, before taking a four-year break to be a stay-at-home dad.

I graduated from the Master of Arts in Creative Writing program at Northwestern University in 2007, to go with the bachelor’s degrees in assorted business and computer stuff I picked up at Indiana University in 1999 (plus 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, simply because I knew how to make a website and that seemed like a fun thing to do. It turned into a blog for the next 12 years, before social media made that irrelevant and I finally let it go. Take a look around, especially in the Essays archive, to see what I used to do here. Otherwise, you can find me at some of my new hangouts listed in the sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by,