Paul Wright, PhD
Professor and Director, Communication Science
Research and Creative Interests
- Health Communication
- Audience Analysis
- Media Psychology
BIO: Professor, The Media School, Indiana University (PhD, University of Arizona). Recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Media Psychology & Technology Award. Fellow of the International Communication Association and Association for Psychological Science. Elected Full Member of the IASR. Ranked by separate Communication Education analyses as in the top percentiles of communication and media research publishing worldwide (flagship journal productivity and productivity overall) and by Stanford University/Elsevier analyses as in the top percentiles of research influence (various citation metrics) in the field of communication and media studies over the last 60 years.
ACADEMIC JOURNAL ARTICLES: Academic journal articles span the fields of communication, health, and psychology. Illustrative outlets include: Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Annals of the International Communication Association; Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Sex Research; Psychology of Men and Masculinities, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology.
INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS/BADGES: Active pursuer of industry certifications and badges to optimize instruction in communication science professions (e.g., Data Studio Certificate, Google Analytics Academy; Sponsored Ads Certificate, Amazon Advertising Learning Console; Advanced Google Analytics Certificate, Google Analytics Academy; Advanced Marketing Technologies Badge, Institute for Brand Marketing; Marketing in a Cookie-less World Badge, Institute for Brand Marketing; Google Tag Manager Certificate, Google Analytics Academy; Monetizing Engagement Badge, Institute for Brand Marketing; How AI can Future-Proof your Strategy Badge, Institute for Brand Marketing; Google Analytics Individual Qualification, Google Academy for Ads; Amazon Retail for Advertisers Certificate, Amazon Advertising Learning Console; Amazon Demand Side Platform Certificate, Amazon Advertising Learning Console).
EDITORSHIPS: Senior Editor, Journal of Health Communication.
EDITORIAL BOARDS: Editorial boards served on include: Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Annals of the International Communication Association, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Sexuality & Culture, Journal of Sex Research, Psychology of Men & Masculinities.
CHAPTERS AND ENTRIES: Illustrative venues include: Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research, Masters of Media, American Psychological Association Handbook of the Psychology of Men and Masculinities, Handbook of Children and Media, Encyclopedia of Health Communication, Encyclopedia of Media Violence, International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology.