Woodtang.com is the personal website of Matt Wood, a reader, writer, baseball fan, and father of two living in Chicago. I’m a science blogger and social media specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine by day, though as you’ll gather from some of my writing, I also 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’m a book review editor for TriQuarterly, Northwestern’s literary magazine. I finished my undergraduate work at Indiana University in 1999, earning bachelor’s degrees in computer information systems, business process management, and operations management, with a 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 I really knew what a blog was; since then I’ve shut the whole thing down and restarted half a dozen times. I use social networks for a lot of what I used to do here, but I still can’t quite give up on it. I hope you found something good to read.
Thanks for stopping by,