BSc. (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica – Media and Communication)
MSc. (Ohio University – Journalism)
Ph.D. (Ohio University – Intercultural Communication and Health Communication)
Dr. Kallia O. Wright is a qualitative communication researcher who examines narratives about chronic illness experiences and the impact of culture on those experiences. More specifically, she investigates communication about women’s reproductive health. She has published work in edited book chapters and in the journals of Health Communication, Communication Teacher, Journal for Learning through the Arts, and in several communication encyclopedia. She has taught a variety of courses, including intercultural communication and health communication. Over the years, she has also received awards for teaching excellence. Currently, her research projects focus on Black Maternal health experiences and communicative experiences regarding endometriosis.
Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Wright was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to complete her master’s degree at Ohio University. Since then, she has maintained that ethic and has been involved in several experiential-learning initiatives that focus on enhancing intercultural interactions and intercultural exchange.