James Wright, Ph.D.

James Wright, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Educational Leadership


James S. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. James’ research agenda is highlighted by the ways in which educational administration and leadership are positioned to rewrite historical inequities across the educational landscape. As a product of urban school districts and communities; James is interested in the ways that culturally responsive school leadership discourses and practices can be a pathway toward more equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for students; and a pathway toward more effective community engagement for communities of color. James also has a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). In addition, James has worked as a K-12 school administrator in international schools and as an educational consultant in Cairo, Egypt. James leverages his PhD, MBA and experiences working in the private sector to broaden understandings of organizational and economic currents that impact schooling and educational reform; policy and leadership strategies.

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