Morant Williams, Kesha

Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences
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Franco, 149
    Biography

    Dr. Kesha Morant Williams is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences. She teaches courses including research methods, interpersonal, health and African American communication. Her research interest focuses on interpersonal communication, health communication and popular media examined through a cultural lens. She is a featured scholar in the documentary Beautiful Me. Her relationship-centered teaching and research have been recognized throughout the university, in the community, and nationally. In 2018, she was awarded the Rex Crawley Service Award at the National Communication Association Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and delivered a TEDx Talk entitled Wednesdays With Willie. Additionally, she is a 2019 Lancaster YWCA Woman of Achievement. Her research has been published in peer review journals including Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of Black Studies, Howard Journal of Communications, Journal of Media and Religion, Journal of Communication & Religion, Sexuality and Culture, Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric and the books Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and construction of culture in everyday interaction and Race, Gender & Identity. She is the editor of Reifying Women’s Experiences with Invisible Illness and the book Contemporary Christian Culture: Messages, Missions & Dilemmas.

    Publications

    Morant Williams, K. (2021). I Can Breathe. Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine. 6(1). https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol6/iss1/17

    Morant Williams, K. (2021). Centering Mindfulness in an Afrocentric Worldview: African American Women, Social Support and Health When Creating Culturally Relevant Mindfulness Techniques Connected to African American Families, Western Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2021.1949030

    Morant Williams, K. (2018). My Sister's Keeper: Sibling Social Support and Chronic Illness. Journal of Medical Humanities. 39(2). 135-143. DOI:10.1007/s10912-016-9394-4

     

    Education

    Ph.D., Communication & Culture, Howard University

    M.A., Humanities, Penn State University

    B.A., Communication Studies, West Chester University