Marcus T. Wright is a higher education professional who has taught, mentored and advised hundreds of college students at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), Widener University, Holy Family University, the Community College of Philadelphia, and Rutgers University. His philosophy is to empower college students with the critical thinking, confidence, self-direction, and resource-seeking skills necessary for them to successfully navigate their opportunities and curate meaningful collegiate experiences. He believes that it is not enough to facilitate degree attainment; rather, educators must also relentlessly pursue the development of a campus environment where all students feel like they belong. As a doctoral student in the Higher Education program at the Penn GSE, his research examines issues that first-generation students face in elite institutions. A first-generation student himself, Marcus strives to contribute to an equitable future in higher education for students of all backgrounds.
Ed.D. (Anticipated Spring '23), University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
M.S.Ed. (2014), University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
B.A. (2006), Rutgers University, Sociology