Wilhelmina Wright-Harp, Ph.D. and ASHA Fellow is an alumna of Ohio State University where she received both her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. She serves as Associate Dean of the School of Communications where she implements programs to promote research development of the faculty; directs programmatic planning to continue restructuring of the SOC implemented in fall 2013; and coordinates all academic activities of 4 departments (Media, Journalism & Film; Strategic, Legal and Management Communication; Communication Sciences and Dis-orders; Communication & Media Studies, graduate program).
Dr. Wright-Harp’s areas of expertise include the design and implementation of mentoring programs as well as the clinical management of individuals with neurogenic disorders, specifically dysphagia, acute traumatic brain injury and stroke. Over the past 35 years, she has been awarded over 6.25 million dollars in federally funded and intramural grants. Recent research awards include an intramural grant awarded by Howard to investigate the validity of cognitive tests for assessment of African American individuals following mild closed head injury; and an intramural Mordecaii Wyatt Johnson Research Award from Howard directed by Dr. Joan Payne to examine the influence of stress on stroke patients.