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Nathan T. Woo

About Nathan T. Woo

Nate Woo is a doctoral candidate in communication at the University of Arizona. He received his B.A. in communication and psychology from the University of California, Davis and his M.A. in communication studies from San Diego State University. His research focuses on the cognitive, behavioral, and physiological health outcomes of affection and loneliness in interpersonal contexts. He has presented his research at regional, national, and international conferences and has co-authored manuscripts in both communications-specific and interdisciplinary journals. Nate is a passionate educator who loves to teach and is currently the President of the Association of Graduate Students in Communication at the University of Arizona.

Research Interests

Affection, behavioral medicine, health communication, interpersonal communication

Selected Publications

Floyd, K., Woo, N. T., & Custer, B. (2020). The biology of affectionate communication. In K. Floyd, & R. Weber (Eds.), Handbook of communication science and biology (pp. 308-318). Routledge.

Floyd, K. & Woo, N. T. (2020). Loneliness and social monitoring: A replication of Knowles et al. Personal Relationships, 27(1), 209-223.

Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., Hesse, C., Eden, J., Veksler, A. E., & Woo, N. T. (2018). Supportive communication is associated with markers of immunocompetence. Southern Communication Journal, 83(4), 229-244.

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Contact Information

Nathan T. Woo
Graduate Teaching Associate
Telephone: (520) 626-0750
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110
Office Hours: M/W 9:45-10:45 am; & by appt.


  • M.A. in Communication Studies at San Diego State University
  • B.A. in Communication and Psychology at The University California, Davis

Courses Taught

COMM 113, COMM 114, COMM 228, COMM 415, COMM 451, ESOC 302

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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