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Assistant Professor

Christopher G. Wright, PhD

Education

PhD, Tufts University
MS, University of Maryland
B Arch, Hampton University

Program Affiliation

MS Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
BS Education

Journal Articles

  • Wright, C.G (in press). Constructing collaborative critique-learning environment for exploring science through improvisational performance. Urban Education.
  • Wright, C.G (2011). "Seeing as sound travels everywhere:" African American boys learning to see sound transmission through the analysis of invented representations. Journal of African American Males in Education, 2(1), 81-91.

Book and Chapters

  • Wendell, K., Kendall, A., Portsmore, M., Wright, C.G., Jarvin, L., & Rogers, C. (2014). Embedding elementary school science instruction in engineering design problem solving. In S. Purzer, J. Strobel, & M. Cardella (Eds.), Engineering in pre-college settings: Synthesizing research, policy, and practice (pp. 143-162). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.
  • Wright, C.G. (2013). “I thought the smaller the wave was the louder the sound was:” Highlighting negotiation in developing meta-representational competence. In B. Brizuela & B. Gravel (Eds.), “Show me what you know:” Exploring representations across STEM disciplines. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Presentations

  • Wendell, K. B., Wright, C. G., & Paugh, P. (2016, April). Exploring ways to help urban elementary students meet the language and literacy demands of collaborative engineering design. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research
    in Science Teaching, Baltimore, MD.
  • Wright, C.G., Wendell, K.B., & Paugh, P. (2016, April). Collaboration or cooperation in engineering design: Competing Discourses for participating in reflective decision-making in an urban elementary classroom Paper presented at the Annual International Conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, D.C.
  • Wendell, K.B., Wright, C.G., & Paugh, P. (2015, April). Urban elementary students’ reflective decision-making during formal engineering learning experiences. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Seattle, WA.
  • Wright, C. G. (2014 April). Generating representational creativity through improvisational performance of collaborative critique. Jhumki Basu and Hedy Moscovici Scholars Symposium conducted at the Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Paugh, P., Wendell, K. B., & Wright, C. G. (2014 April). Investigating engineering discourse in urban elementary classrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization, West Dover, VT.
  • Engineering & Science Education
  • Urban Education
  • Elementary Teacher Education
    • Drexel University, School of Education (present)
      Assistant Professor
    • University of Tennessee (2013-2016)
      Assistant Professor
    • TERC / Cheche Konnen Center (2011-2013)
      Post-Doctoral Fellow
    • Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, & Science Achievement (MESA) Program (2004-2006)
      Executive Director
    • Baltimore City (MD) Public School System (1996-2004) 
      Teacher
    Christopher G. Wright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Program. His research interests include engineering & science education, urban education, and elementary teacher education. Wright most recently presented a paper on “Exploring ways to help urban elementary students meet the language and literacy demands of collaborative engineering design” at the Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Wright’s office can be found at Room 335, 3401 Market St. He can be reached at 215-571-3898 and at cgw57@drexel.edu.