Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
MSEM/MS ES&EE, Engineering Management/Environmental Science and Engineering, Stanford University
BS, Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Dr. Scott Wright is an engineer with 25 years of experience in military service and private sector consulting prior to transitioning to full-time academia in 2010. He earned a BS Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, MS Environmental Engineering and Science and MS Engineering Management, both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Wright’s field and technical work was primarily in drinking water and wastewater treatment, hazardous materials and medical waste management, and environmental systems management. He and his teams of engineers and scientists conducted studies and audits to improve processes at facilities in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Iraq, Kosovo, and Pacific Islands. He has also led teams on consulting studies for manufacturing processes in various industry sectors (food, defense, manufacturing, pulp and paper) for a variety of companies (e.g., Nestlé) and utilities (Melbourne Water) in Australia and the Solomon Islands. These studies focused on energy and water reduction, solar and water harvesting options and reuse, as well as protecting aquatic environments at point source discharges.
While in academia, he has authored and revised on-campus and online courses in project management techniques, risk, and scope management. Dr. Wright has supervised more than 125 graduate students in capstone projects thesis research, and has taught undergraduate courses in project management principles and research labs for renewable energy and sustainability. Dr. Wright is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers at PMI chapter and national/global congresses. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.