Kendra Albright, Ph.D., is the Goodyear Endowed Professor in Knowledge Management in the School of Information at Kent State University. She has taught a range of graduate and undergraduate level courses in knowledge management and including Business Intelligence, Environmental Scanning, and Information Economics at four institutions in three countries, including the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee, the University of Sheffield in the UK, and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Dr. Albright’s research interests focus on the ways in which users understand and use information to facilitate positive change and solve organizational problems within the knowledge economy. Her current work focuses on investigating and comparing worldwide KM educational competencies and programs, developing a theoretical framework for KM practice through a systematic review process, and assessment of curricular areas for KM education.
Dr. Albright has served as a consultant to numerous corporations and government agencies. Most recently, she served as program reviewer for the Master of Science program in Intelligence Studies at the University of South Florida. She has also worked for Information International Associates, Inc., the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Whittle Communications. Dr. Albright has been invited to speak and keynote at numerous conferences including the Henley Knowledge Forum in the UK.
Dr. Albright is widely published and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Libri, the international journal of libraries and information studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Communications, a Master of Science in Library Science, and a B.S. in Human Development.
Ph.D., Communications/Information Sciences; M.S., Library Science; B.S., Human Development, Univ. of Tennessee
Albright, K. S. & Gavigan, K. (Eds.), Petrulis, S.J. (Illus.). (2014). AIDS in the End Zone. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Young Palmetto Press.
Albright, K. S. (2004). Environmental Scanning: Radar for Organizational Success. Information Management Journal, 38(3), 38-45.
Styslinger, M. E., & Albright, K. E. (2017). Literacy Behind Bars. London: Rowman & Littlefield
Mehra, B., Rioux, K. & Albright, K. (2010). Social Justice in the Library and Information Science Professions. In Bates, M. and Maack, M. N., (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed (pp. 4820-4836) Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Bath,
Albright, K. S. (2005). Global Measures of Development and the Information Society. New Library World, 106(7/8), 320-331.
Albright, K. S. (2010, September). Psychodynamic Perspectives in Information Behaviour. Proceedings of the Information Seeking in Context Conference: ISIC 2010, Murcia, Spain. Murcia, Spain: University of Murcia.
Editor-in-Chief for Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services
Chair of the Standing Committee on Education and Training for IFLA.