Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright
Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department: Communication and Social Influence
Weiss Hall, Room 212

Biography

Thomas Wright joined Temple in August 2004, after completing his MA and PhD at Purdue University. His areas of interest include communication theory (specifically phenomenology and postmodern theory), identity construction, political communication and social movement rhetoric. Wright actively participates in the university community as a faculty representative on the Temple University Faculty Senate and the General Education Executive Committee, and acts as faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, the student honors organization. He also serves as course director of the Public Speaking program.

When he’s not teaching, Wright enjoys hiking, playing with his children and reading science fiction novels.

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Public Address

Purdue University

MA

Public Address

Purdue University

BA

Sociology/Anthropology

Truman State University

Awards

Title

Type of Award

School

Teaching Award for Junior Faculty

College

2008

Provost's Award for Innovative Teaching in General Education

University

2011