Dr. Annie Wright is the Executive Director for Southern Methodist University’s Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE). She is a Clinical Community psychologist and a program evaluator. Her expertise is in the planning, implementation and evaluation of K-12 educational programming. She works with a range of educational ecosystems, including districts, schools, and out of school time non-profits. She has a particular interest in the work of community coalitions focused on systems-level change.
Dr. Wright pays particular attention to both community and implementation science principles in order to inform and advocate for effective and equitable programming. Within educational settings, her content expertise covers expanded learning ecosystems, strategic partnerships, social & emotional learning and STEM, pre-kindergarten and early childhood education, programming within museums and other informal learning settings, college and career readiness, and educator pipeline programs. Dr. Wright co-leads the Consortium on Educational Research and Improvement (CERI), a formal research-practice partnership between SMU and Dallas ISD.