Dr. Stephen Wright

Professor

Dr. Stephen Wright
Room 2081, Science Building (SCI)

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (1990)
  • M.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (1987)
  • B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks (1983)
  • B.A., Martin Luther College, MN (1978)

Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology of Lyme/STARI (Southern tick associated rash illness) and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - roles of arthropod vectors and avians. Development of a biosensor - a collaborative project with colleagues in chemistry and physics. The sensor, based on surface electromagnetic wave shifts that occur in photonic band gap coated substrates, detects antigen-antibody binding as well as DNA-probe hybridization in the absence of any labels.

Antiviral agents

Biography

Member of Faculty 21, associated with Project Kaleidoscope, an organization of faculty from colleges and universities nationwide dedicated to improving science education. Received over $1.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Education.

Publications
Author/co-author on 20 papers, published in: American Journal of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Infection, Virology, Journal of...

Read More »

Member of Faculty 21, associated with Project Kaleidoscope, an organization of faculty from colleges and universities nationwide dedicated to improving science education. Received over $1.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Education.

Publications
Author/co-author on 20 papers, published in: American Journal of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Infection, Virology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Nutrition Research, Journal of Medical Entomology, Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology. Over 50 presentations at meetings.

Professional Achievements
MTSU Foundation Outstanding Teacher, 1997 President, Tennessee Academy of Science, 2005 Fellow, Tennessee Academy of Science MTSU Foundation Outstanding Research Award, 2010 Outstanding Honors Faculty Award, 2009, 2011

« Read Less