Allyson Wattley GeeEducation

BA, MEd, PhD, Howard University

Research Interests

Health communication; intercultural communication; organizational communication; online education for international students


Dr. Karen Allyson Wattley Gee has held teaching positions in the Communication discipline at colleges and universities throughout the country for approximately 20 years. Dr. Gee has been actively involved in designing and facilitating both faculty development programs and student development programs throughout her career. Prior to her career in higher education, she worked for many years as a Counselor in the substance abuse treatment field. As a former counseling professional, she has used those skills to work with international students in their transition to higher education in the United States. Dr. Gee also has a background in corporate training both in the retail sector and the federal government.