Kendra Albright, Ph.D.
Davis College, Room 201
Dr. Kendra Albright
Kendra Albright comes to South Carolina from the University of Sheffield, UK, where she was a Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies.
Dr. Albright’s research focuses on users and their social and cultural contexts. Her work explores the individual and social contexts that generate problems to be solved and the way information and communication are used to solve those problems. Drawing from information science, communications, psychology, public health and education, she is interested in understanding the ways in which information has contributed to behavior change, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. Her interdisciplinary approach also addresses issues of information ethics and social justice for minority and disenfranchised populations.
Dr. Albright served as Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Information Management Research (CHIMR) and Director of the MSc Health Informatics International Program at Sheffield.
Before joining the faculty at Sheffield, Dr. Albright was Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Albright has taught courses on healthcare information, research methods, information science theory, information economics and policy, and business intelligence, among others. She brings over fifteen years of professional practice in science and technology and business information.
Dr. Albright has served as a consultant for both the government and private industry. She holds a Ph.D. in Communications, a M.S. in Library Science, and a B.S. in Human Development.