Professor Wright comes to Juniata in 2002 from the private sector, where he worked team project leader at SunGard Investor Accounting Systems in Wayne, Pa. He is a 1993 graduate of Juniata College, earning a bachelor's degree in computer science. He went on to earn a master's degree in computer science from Villanova University in 2000.
Wright started his business career at SunGard in 1993 as an associate programmer analyst. He was promoted to programmer analyst in 1995 and became senior programmer analyst in 1998. In 1999, he was named team project leader. At SunGard he supervised a team of programmers in the design, testing and development of several software products used by the banking industry in corporate trust applications. He led several new projects and products through full development cycles and oversaw the product's distribution and customer support networks.
Wright also worked as an associate data technician intern for Hughes STX in Greenbelt, Md. in the summer of 1992. During his undergraduate time at Juniata College, he worked as a computer assistant.
He and his wife, Lorenn Schouppe-Wright '93 have two daughters, Meghan and Kieran.