Brian Wright serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs at the School of Data Science. In addition to leading the Minor in Data Science, he teaches Practice of Data Science and has served as a capstone advisor in the M.S. in Data Science Program.
Wright is also the School of Data Science Director for the School’s first collaboratory with the UVA School of Education. The Collaboratory for the Advancement of Data Science and Education was launched in 2019 with research hubs on economic mobility, replication studies, and education technology implementation.
Prior to joining UVA in 2019, Wright developed the Masters of Data Science Program at George Washington University where he taught for four years. While at GW, he founded their Data Science Institute and helped develop the creation of a joint Ph.D. in Education and Data Science. Wright began his career with the Department of Defense as a management consultant and researcher with a focus on enterprise resource planning conversion.
Wright holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, including a PH.D. in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, an MPA in Public Administration, and a B.S. in Economics.
PH.D., Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee
M.A., Public Administration, University of Tennessee
B.S., Economics, University of Tennessee
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