Courtney N. Wright

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Phone: 865-974-7066
E-mail: cwright@utk.edu

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Courtney N. Wright is an associate professor of communication studies with expertise in interpersonal communication and conflict management in close relationships, instructional settings, and organizations. She has published on topics including constructive and destructive conflict management strategies, faculty-student interactions about grades, teasing behavior, and social influence. She also conducts workshops in the areas of conflict management, teacher-training, classroom management, and diversity and inclusion.

Topics of expertise: interpersonal communication, conflict management, teacher-student relationships, and teasing

On 2016 election: Courtney can address how to talk about or not talk about politics going forward in your workplace, at upcoming holidays, etc.; civility in the wake of the election; civility and discussion in the classroom and with students

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