Dr. Michael Jeffress lectures in health communication, organizational communication, and other areas within communication studies in the undergraduate and post-graduate programs of the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies at The University of the West Indies in Trinidad. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in religion and philosophy before earning his Ph.D. in Communication Studies. After spending over 15 years as an executive in the non-profit sector, he transitioned to academia in 2006. He served as an adjunct faculty member for several colleges and as an assistant professor and faculty senate president at Nicholls State University prior to joining the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The UWI in 2017.
Michael is the author of "Communication, Sport and Disability: The Case of Power Soccer" and editor of "Pedgagogy, Disability and Communication: Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom." Both titles are published in Routledge's Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Series. He focuses his research and writing primarily on issues related to equality and social justice and conducts workshops on communication for schools, businesses and other organizations. He is thoroughly enjoying life in the Caribbean with his wife, their dog and cat, and their two daughters and three grandchildren, whenever they can visit.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Disability Studies, Adapted Sport, Pedagogy, Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking