Donald K. Wright
Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations
College of Communication, Boston University
Donald K. Wright, PhD, is the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations at Boston University's College of Communication, the world's first degree-granting institution in public relations. He is one of the most published public relations scholars in the areas of ethics, employee communication and social media, and is an internationally known professor, author, speaker, researcher, advisor, and corporate communications consultant. In addition to teaching, conducting scholarly and applied research, and lecturing in more than 30 countries on five continents, Dr. Wright has worked full-time in corporate, agency and university public relations, and has been a communications consultant for more than three decades.
From 1989 through 2012 he served as a member of the board of rrustees of the Arthur W. Page Society. He is a past president of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), and is a past chair of the IPR Commission on Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation. Dr. Wright is the founding Editor of PRSA's Public Relations Journal.
Since 1992, Dr. Wright has directed the Public Relations Executive Forum, a professional development seminar program designed especially for high-performing, mid-career corporate communications and public relations managers who report to senior corporate communications officers.
Dr. Wright has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the Page Society, the Pathfinder Award for research excellence from IPR and both the Outstanding Educator Award and the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from PRSA. He is a Research Fellow of IPR, an accredited member of PRSA, a PRSA Fellow, an IPRA Fellow and an IPRA Member Emeritus.