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

Emerita Associate Professor
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Emerita Director
Heartland Centers

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

  • American Public Health Association, member
  • International Leadership Association, member
  • Public Health Accreditation Board's National Workforce Think Tank Group, board member