Ted Wright currently serves as a Data Coach for a variety of colleges and universities participating in Achieving the Dream. Dr. Wright began his work with Achieving the Dream in 2004 as the Data Team and Core Team Leader while at Broward Community College, a Round One institution. Beginning in 2006, Dr. Wright was invited to consult as a Data Coach for the University of Houston‐Downtown and Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Additional coaching assignments have since included community colleges in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Louisiana, Kansas, and Florida.
Dr. Wright brings 35 years of higher education experience to this role having served as an institutional researcher, administrator, and adjunct faculty member prior to retiring from his position as special assistant to the president for Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2007. In addition to his current work with Achieving the Dream, Dr. Wright serves as a resident faculty for the Board of Trustees Institute through the University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to his role with Achieving the Dream, Dr. Wright held the position of director of research and planning at Broward for almost twenty years following his work as a senior research associate at Miami‐Dade Community College in the Office of Institutional Research. While working at Broward, Dr. Wright also taught educational research methods in the College of Education at Florida International University in Miami.
Educational Background: Dr. Wright holds a Bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and a Master’s degree in educational research, both from Florida Atlantic University; and a Doctorate in higher education leadership from Florida International University.