Nathan T. Woo

About Nathan T. Woo

Assistant Professor at Sacramento State

Nate Woo is joining the Department of Communication Studies at Sacramento State this fall as a tenure-track assistant professor. He is looking forward to teaching a variety of interpersonal, health, and research methods classes as both undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. A proud product of California's public education system, Nate is excited for the opportunity to give back to the public university system that set himself up for success in Arizona.


Research Interests

Affection, behavioral medicine, health communication, interpersonal communication, quantitative research methods

Selected Publications

Floyd, K., Debrot, A., Horan, S. M., Hesse, C., & Woo, N. T. (under review). Affectionate communication, health, and relationships. Invited manuscript from Personal Relationships.

Floyd, K., & Woo, N. T. (in press). Psychophysiological measurement. In E. Ho, C. Bylund, & J. C. van Weert (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Wiley.

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.

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Nathan T. Woo


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

Dissertation Title

Testing the Effects of an Affectionate Communication Intervention to Bolster Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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