Chris Wright, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Chris Wright, Ph.D.

Director of Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Research Faculty

About

Chris Wright is Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Tulsa. He is passionate about helping TU and the Tulsa region become leaders in entrepreneurship and venture development by providing founders better access to education, resources and capital.  He is a co-founder and investor in multiple Tulsa-based tech companies including Reliant, Medefy Health, Mein3, and Plannly Health and advisor to many more incredible startups and founders.

Chris enjoys working within the Tulsa community on various non-profit and service boards and currently serve on the Board for Street School. He has served as President of the Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA) and Chair for the OKHR State Conference.  He is also actively involved in the entrepreneurial community in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he served as the Advisory Board Chair for The Forge incubator, and as a venture advisor for Techstars Build in Tulsa, 46 Capital and Hurricane Ventures.

Chris also serves as a Research Faculty member in the Collins College of Business (CCB) at The University of Tulsa teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, human resource management and I/O psychology.

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The University of Tulsa
    Dissertation: “A Multi-Dimensional Model of Organizational Commitment”

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Organizational behavior
  • I/O Psychology