Peter Wright, Ph.D.

FT Lecturer


  • American Politics
  • Education Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy

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Dr. Wright’s current research focuses on the policy impacts of interest groups through local school board politics. Outside of academia Dr. Wright has served in leadership positions for both non-profit organizations and government agencies, and was an Executive Fellow in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Office

Dr. Wright received a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles and was a former president of the alumni association and a trustee of the college. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California and Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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