Dr. Molly Wood came to Wittenberg University in August 1999 after completing a post-doctoral appointment at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Born in Washington, D.C., she was raised in Richmond, VA, earned a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, a masters degree in history from the University of Richmond and her PhD in history from the University of South Carolina. She teaches courses in U.S. history, U.S. foreign relations and International Studies, modern world history and Latin American history. She serves as academic advisor to history majors and to history majors who will take the Integrated Social Studies track to become teachers. She recently completed a three and one-half year term as history department chair. Recent publications include an essay entitled, “Diplomatic Wives: The Politics of Domesticity and the ‘Social Game’ in the U.S. Foreign Service, 1905-1941,” voted one of the ten best essays in American history and reprinted in The Best American History Essays, 2007. Jacqueline Jones, ed. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). In 2004, Wood received a Freeman Foundation Travel Grant to support research travel to Vietnam.