College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. LaNita Wright


Phone: (405) 974-5216

Office: WAH 013B

Box: 189

General Information

Dr. LaNita W. Wright is an instructor in the UCO Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Her research focuses on teen pregnancy prevention through positive youth development. Her goal is to partner with the African-American faith community to design and implement faith-based positive youth development interventions that promote healthy teen relationships and prevent teen pregnancy. Prior to joining UCO full-time, she was a graduate teaching assistant at OU. She also was a health educator and adjunct instructor at UCO. In addition to her doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, Wright earned a master of public health in health promotion sciences from OU and a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Auburn University in Alabama.