Dr. Jonathan Wright earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Troy State University of Montgomery (TSUM), a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Auburn University Montgomery (AUM), and a Doctor of Philosophy in English from the University of Alabama (UA). As a graduate student, Wright was awarded the Benjamin B. Williams scholarship at AUM, a fellowship in the Hudson Strode Renaissance Program at UA, and a Hudson Strode Summer Research Grant at UA. Throughout his academic career, Wright has pursued his interests in research and writing by participating in several seminars, presenting at conferences, and contributing to a number of scholarly projects, either as an editor or an author. His publications include a variety of works, including encyclopedia entries, bibliographies, articles, book chapters, and a Composition text, which he co-authored with Faulkner English faculty.
Wright enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate students alike. He currently teaches composition courses, literature courses, including Chaucer and Medieval Studies, Shakespeare Survey, and British Writers Since 1800, and the Internship course, a capstone course for all English majors. Outside of the classroom, Wright serves the university as the English Department Chair, the chapter sponsor of Sigma Tau Delta (an English honor society), and an editor for the Journal of Faith and the Academy. He also serves the church as a worship leader, Bible teacher, LIFE group (home Bible study) leader, short-term missionary, and deacon in the missions and college ministries.
Wright regards working at Faulkner as a blessing and a ministry because he is able to work with friends and colleagues, teach and mentor outstanding, gifted students, and share the Good News by integrating faith and learning in his English courses.