Kathleen S. Wright, Ed.D., M.P.H.

Heartland Centers

Associate Professor
Health Management & Policy

Courses Taught

Public Health Practice; Leadership and Transformational Change; and Emergency Management and Crisis Leadership


M.P.H. in Community Health/Health Education, San Jose State University
Ed.D. in Higher Education and Administration and Policy Analysis, University of California-Berkeley
B.S. in Education/Psychology, Marquette University 

Research Interests

Workforce and leadership development; workforce standards and agency accreditation; community benefit and health improvement; organizational and community adaptation and change; and communication and network analysis.

Professional Organizations and Associations

She serves as Director of the Heartland Centers, which includes the Heartland Public Health Preparedness Center and the Heartland Public Health Training Center. She is a member of the International Leadership Association and the American Public Health Association, and serves on the Public Health Accreditation Board's National Workforce Think Tank Group.