A native of Illinois and a recent transfer to Texas, Dr. Wright and her family have quickly adjusted and become quite fond of life in the south. “When the opportunity to move to Texas and join the faculty of Texas Wesleyan University presented itself, we were all very excited. Having lived in the Midwest my entire life, this was a significant change to move but one that just felt right.”
Dr. Wright completed her undergraduate studies at a private, liberal arts college so the idea of entering that environment as faculty seemed a perfect fit.
Dr. Wright teaches organizational behavior, management principles, international business, and business statistics. “Every day, I teach topics I am passionate about”, which is evident in her teaching style and enthusiasm. Students enjoy learning how topics in class apply to real-world situations by examining cases and reviewing worthy news feeds. “It is important to integrate current events into the lecture to elevate the level of understanding and importance of course objectives. When students see the immediate transferability and applicability of lecture, they are able to engage in classroom discussions and gain so much more from the course.”
In addition to teaching, Dr. Wright has also worked extensively with women in leadership and female entrepreneurs through her consulting firm. Her research has focused on the path of female middle managers after exiting corporate progression tracks. Most of her current projects focus on women in leadership, work life competencies, the impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial activity and organizational effectiveness.
Dr. Wright finished her Ph.D. in 2013 and began teaching at Texas Wesleyan University in the fall of 2014. In addition teaching, she is also one of the faculty advisors to the Entrepreneurship Club and participates in local events presented by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and local Organization Development networks.
Dr. Wright loves good coffee and European chocolate. Dr. Wright was raised on a farm in Illinois and had to gather the eggs and feed the cattle and pigs before heading to school for the day.