Dr. Lauren Wright

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Lauren  Wright


Assistant Professor


Sociology and Political Science

Email Address:


(931) 372-3820


Matthews Daniel 319


Dr. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tennessee Tech University, starting in the Fall of 2020. She received her B.A. in Criminology and Psychology from Ohio University in 2010, her M.A. in Sociology from Ohio University in 2014, and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2017. Dr. Wright has taught several courses in Criminology, Research Methods, and Juvenile Delinquency, among many others. Dr. Wright’s research interests include understanding the connection between the media and crime; sex-related crimes; and internet-based crimes such as cyberbullying. Dr. Wright’s research has been published in scholarly journals, such as Criminal Justice Review, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and Violence and Gender. Dr. Wright enjoys working with students to help them figure out their goals and their plans for the future.