Stephanie M. Wright, Ph.D.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. -Sydney Harris



"Dr. Wright extended her intellect and insights as the keynote speaker for the Psi Beta induction in March of 2017. Encouraging personal heroism in the face of oppression and inequality, her passion for using psychology to elevate humanity registered with all attendees and acted as a call to arms."

-Elizabeth Dose, Associate Professor, Psychology, Georgia Highlands College

Please contact Dr. Wright if you're interested in having her speak at your institution or for an event. She will work with you to tailor a talk to your needs and your audience. Previous topics on which Dr. Wright's delivered talks as an invited speaker include the following:


Institutional Topics

Extraordinary heroism: Using our psychology to mitigate classism, racism, and sexism

  • Intersections in the civil and criminal courts: Applying social science to public policy

  • Establishing benchmarks for teaching: Using data to drive pedagogical change

  • Career counseling inside the classroom

  • The case study as a model for heightened student engagement and learning

  • Action research as a driver of social awareness

  • Creating student change agents


"Dr. Wright set us on the right [strategic planning] path—I’m not at all surprised because I know her skills set."

-Brenda Kays, President, Kilgore College



Consulting Topics

Dr. Wright offers workshops and consulting opportunities customized to the needs of the institution or department. She is an approved consultant by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2). Topic specialities include:

  • developing comprehensive program review strategies

  • conducting external program reviews

  • developing comprehensive institutional planning processes

  • developing sensible, sustainable program assessment plans*

  • increasing student engagement

  • enhancing teaching effectiveness

  • serving under-represented groups effectively

  • faculty engagement with teaching and learning effectiveness

  • data-driven pedagogy

Stephanie M. Wright, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Georgia Gwinnett College 1000 University Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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