Christopher G. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University prior to serving as a high school engineering education teacher in Baltimore, MD. He later earned a master¹s degree in Technology Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a PhD in Science Education from Tufts University.
Over the years, Wright has worked with in-service teachers in examining ways in which to recognize the intellectual and linguistic resources that young people from urban communities bring to the disciplines of science and engineering. Currently, he serves as co-PI on the project entitled, Multimedia engineering notebooks tools to support engineering discourse in urban elementary school classrooms. This project is interested in equipping elementary school teachers with the necessary tools for promoting and supporting students¹ reflective decision-making throughout the engineering design process. Previous work can be viewed in the Journal of African American Males in Education and in the book, ³Show me what you know:² Exploring student representations across STEM disciplines.