(New Orleans)— As part of Loyola’s First Year Experience program, James D. Wright will give a lecture about “Work, Wages, and Well-Being in 21st Century America” tonight, March 22, 2006, from 7 – 9 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Hall. He is an author, educator, and the provost distinguished research professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Central Florida.
Wright received his bachelor of arts degree from Purdue University in 1969, his master’s degree in 1970 from the University of Wisconsin, and his doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. He has published seventeen books on topics ranging from guns to poverty to homelessness to drug abuse to research methods to the NASCAR Winston Cup. In addition, he is the author or co-author of more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, essays, reviews, and polemics.
To review more of Wright’s biography and community involvement, visit http://cas.loyno.edu/fye/wright.htm. Wright will be available for interviews on Wednesday, March 22. Please call the Office of Public Affairs at (504) 861-5888 to schedule an interview.
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