On October 29, 2020, Jessica Dillard-Wright successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at the College of Nursing, Augusta University! She has obtained permission to have the recording of her defense distributed – it is of course an important topic for me personally, but this recording shows an exemplar doctoral defense presentation!
Jessica Dillard-Wright lives, works, and plays in Augusta, Georgia with her/their beautiful family, which includes Devi, Atticus, Oscar, and Tallulah Dillard-Wright. Jessica is faculty at Augusta University College of Nursing and director for the College’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In addition to Jessica’s academic work, she/they is also involved in activist work to foster a more just, equitable future for people, communities, nursing, healthcare, everyone. She/they is an organizing member of the Radical Nurses Collective, the Nursology Theory Collective, the Compost Collaborative, Nursing Mutual Aid, and the Transform Nursing Reading to Action Initiative. She/they also knits relentlessly!