About David Wright, Indiana Wesleyan University Provost

David Wright serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Indiana Wesleyan University. Before his current position he served as Dean of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He has held positions at Indiana Wesleyan University as Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Chair of the Department of Graduate Studies in Ministry, Associate Dean, and Vice President for Adult and Graduate Studies.

Dr. Wright has a strong interest in international higher education having held positions in Haiti and England in addition to his work in the United States. His areas of professional focus include higher education policy, non-traditional and online program design and administration, and social foundations of higher education.

Highlights of his work thus far include assisting local leadership teams in planning and implementing new leadership development programs in Haiti and England, leading the design and implementation of IWU’s online programs, planning and launching a multi-state regional expansion process, as well as establishing the first Office of the Provost at IWU and leading the university through a process of academic restructuring.

Dr. Wright holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Indiana Wesleyan University, the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from George Fox University, and the Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation from the University of Kentucky. He has published two books with Zondervan Publishing House, Finding Freedom From Fear: A Contemporary Study from the Psalms, and Wisdom as a Lifestyle: Building Biblical Life-codes, as well as professional and academic articles. He has been an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church since 1980.