Marcus T. Wright, M.S.Ed. is a higher education professional dedicated to the academic and professional success of college students. He is the Undergraduate Program and Communications Manager in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, working closely with majors and minors to aid in their success in the program and beyond. He also serves as a Pre-Major Advisor in Penn's College of Arts & Sciences, advising incoming freshman as they transition into the University.
His work in higher education extends to teaching as well. He is an Adjunct Professor in Communications at Holy Family University, and a Faculty Supervisor for Cooperative Education in their Communications program.
Marcus is also an avid writer. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly's EW Community, and has written for several other publications and websites. Some of his published writing span the depths of pop culture. He has conducted written interviews with notable figures including violinist Lindsey Stirling, social change agent Kevin Carroll, Entertainment Weekly correspondent Nina Terrero, former Super Bowl-winning NFL head coach Tony Dungy, and musical ensemble The Piano Guys.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Marcus graduated grade school from the historic Girard College (1st-12th grade private boarding school in Philadelphia). He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), shortly afterwards returning to Philadelphia to start a high school sports multimedia coverage company, Varsity 365. After covering many of "the biggest games and best rivalries" in Philadelphia area high school sports, Marcus shut down Varsity 365 to return to the books. He earned his M.S.Ed. in Learning Science & Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, followed by a Certificate in Penn GSE's Virtual Online Teaching program. He continues to follow trends and research in learning technologies today to help with his mission of helping college students succeed.