2013 Excellence in Professional Service Award

Congratulations to Jim Wright who was selected to receive one of two university 2013 Excellence in Professional Service awards.

Dr. Wright is an author, educator, and the Provost’s Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida.  Wright also serves as the Director of the UCF Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences, as editor-in-chief of the journal Social Science Research, and as editor-in-chief of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, forthcoming in 2015 from Elsevier.

He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1973 and taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Tulane University before coming to UCF in 2001.  He has published twenty-one books and more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, essays, reviews, and polemics on topics ranging from poverty to homelessness to guns in America to NASCAR to survey and evaluation research methods. His latest book is Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation (written with Amy M. Donley).


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