Mary Wright

  • Senior Lecturer, English and Media Studies
  • Coordinator & Professor for Academic Edge Program, Bentley University
  • Senior Lecturer, Bentley University
  • Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Workshops,
  • MA ED TESOL Boston University
  • BA Tufts University

Teaching Interests

Creative Writing & Composition;
Research Rhetoric/Writing & Documentation, Business Ethics & Corp. Social responsibility,
Business Case Studies;
Business Communication &
Academic Skills for International Graduate Students/TESOL teachers and businesses; linguistic difficulties of minority language groups learning in the USA, Working with adult immigrant English language speakers in the USA,
Public Speaking

Research Interests

ESOL Curriculum Development for grad/Undergrad;
Business Ethics Across the Curriculum; Corp. Social Responsibility,
Service Learning Grant Writing;
Intercultural Communication;
Creative Writing & Composition;
Non-profit research for undergrad EXP writing students
Mid-1800's tapestries and Clothing
Horse Trainer of wild Mustangs

Consulting/Practice Interests

Intercultural Consulting for International Executives;
ESOL for all levels;
International MBA Academic Skills Training
Consultant for US State Dept.'s Sofia, Bulgaria Ministry of Trade Program to train Bulgarian faculty to teach business English and cases.... designed programs for international students, trained faculty and administrators abroad and domestically. US Dept. State consultant through Bentley...trained Estonian faculty and students under US grant.

Bio

Presently: I teach undergraduate expository II composition class in rhetoric and research, & am the Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials and Workshops as well as the Coordinator and Founder of the Academic Edge online tutorial program for international graduates.
Previously: Consultant to USAID for the Ministry of Trade in Sophia, Bulgaria, and extensive ESOL curriculum and course development/design for area universities (Harvard, Brandeis, UMASS/Boston, Pine Manor) and businesses. Extensive TESOL teacher trainer for Harvard Univ ESL Programs, other universities. Consultant & curriculum developer for the US State Dept English programs domestically in the Bentley Estonian Grant Program and abroad for USAID in Bulgaria. Specialization in business case study, Corporate Social responsibility, Business ethics, research composition writing, international student issues and academic preparation. Co-author of Going Places, an ESOL textbook for Japanese students. Formerly taught at Harvard University as a Master Teacher in the ESL
program for 11 years..co-.ran their Business Case Discussion Courses....trained/supervised TESOL BU Masters candidate teachers and mentored Harvard international PhD students from Africa,, Also taught UMass-Boston Professional Education...trained Russian executives & ESL professors for UMASS, trained ESL professors at Brandeis Business School in business case methods,
trained Estonian professors for Dept. of State at Bentley, and taught in several corporate training programs. Director of 3 summer Japanese Univ. summers programs at the then International Office at Bentley. Academic Director 1 summer and Assessment supervisor 3 summers for Summer European Scholars Program at Bentley.

Professional Memberships

  • Mass. Assoc. of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages Present
  • NCTE, TESOL,MATSOL Present
  • New England Association of Teacher's of English 2017 - Present
  • THE WRITING CENTER JOURNAL from the International Writing Centers Association. 2016 - Present
  • TESOL 2019 - 2019
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2018, 2018 MLK Award for Leadership, Earl Avery's MLK Committee
  • 2009, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
  • 2008, One of 8 Massachusetts teachers awarded a teacher exchange to the Netherlands, Koenig Univ.
  • 2005, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley University
  • Publications

    Books


  • Wright-Singer, M. (1983). "Going Places "...one volume in the In ESOL :America 10 textbook series, (1 out of 10 vol. set) 1stInternational Horizons, Netherlands

  • Presentations

  • Wright, M. (2019). Presented at the Bentley university MATSOL Boston May, 2019 Boston, MA
  • Wright, M. (2017). “MATSOL Annual conference” Presented at the Bentley University MATSOL Massachusetts Assoc. of Teachers to Speakers of Other Languages Boston, MA
  • Wright, M. (2017). “Conference of NEATE” Presented at the Bentley University New England Association of Teachers of English Mansfield/Foxboro, MA
  • Wright, M. C. (2016). “New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference, Titled: Inclusive Excellence: Teaching & learning in an Interconnected World” Presented at the Bentley NEFDC Conference Tufts Univ, Medford, MA
  • Wright, M. (2016). “Participant” Presented at the University of Massachusetts/Boston Engaging Practices: A UMass Boston Conference on the Teaching of Composition Saturday, April 2, 2016 Univ Mass/Boston
  • Wright, M. C. (2015). “Teaching techniques to ESOL Students with Limited educational opportunities or with interrupted education and/or careers” Presented at the MATSOL SLIFE Matsol Conference in 2 parts Leominister, MA
  • Wright, M. (2012). “Was asked to be one of the panel speakers” Presented at the Career Services Career Services Workshop on How to Help International Grads in the classroom LA Cava Bentley Univ. Waltham, MA
  • Wright, M. (2011). “Pedagogy Matters” Presented at the Online instruction from Global Skills for colleges Pedagogy Matters
  • Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • Arab Spring Lecturer: My students also attended lectures on the Arab Spring and had follow up writing assignments/discussions. , ().
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Chair for English Language and American Cultural Inst Search Committee - Present
  • Comm. Chair for English Social Comm. for ESOL, English & Media Studies Dept. meetings, Expository Writing, Social Committee, Campus Connections - Present
  • Continue to update and monitor this program in library for Mastering the American Accent Prog on reserve - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Dept. Retreat at the Forefront Center, Waltham 2017 - Present
  • Committee Chair for EMS Dept. Social Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for EMS Expos Writing Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for ESOL Committee 2017 - Present
  • Professor running EXP 202 course with 4th credit SL for Offered Service Learning 4th credit option for EXP 202 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for ESOL Committee, International Graduate Collaborative Committee, EMS Dept meetings, EMS Dept. Social Chairperson, EXP Dept. meetings and workshops 2020 - 2020
  • Co-Coordinated and MC'd a memorial service for Yvonnne Yaw. - 2011
  • Healing Circle for International Grads - 2011
  • University Service


  • Assist all Business Ethics international post doc researchers with their English skills for Business Ethics Dept - Present
  • Coordinator of Int'l grad tutorials and workshops for Graduate international students - Present
  • Professor running the EXP course the 4th credit is attached to during a semester. for Service Learning is offered in my EXP classes 2020 - Present
  • 2017 Bentley Research Colloquium 2017 - Present
  • Special Institutional Assignment for Verizon Visiting Professorship in Business Ethics 2017 - Present
  • Special Institutional Assignment for International Cultural & Language Services Committee 2017 - Present
  • Committee Member for International Graduate Consortium Committee ( IGC ) 2017 - Present
  • Campus Connections, EXP, English Dept., Grad School International Grad School Committee 2013 - Present
  • I attended this workshop and tried out the various Bb modalities and gave my opinion. for Bentley LMS Evaluation Workshop, Blackboard Ultra, Canvass and D2L Brightspace workshop - 2021
  • I had my class listen to this lecture by Prof. Bittman and then do follow up discussions and writing assignments. for Bentley's Sustainability lecture " What is Food For?" - 2021
  • I had my EXP class attend the lecture on "Fake News" by Michael Azlen for Fireside Chat at Bentley 2021 - 2021
  • I designed and ran a 2 hour graduate international orientation to my Tutorial services during grad orientation for Graduate Orientation Committee 2021 - 2021
  • Program Organizer for Coordinator of International Graduate Tutorials 2020 - 2020
  • Program Organizer for Advisor to International Graduate Teaching Assistants 2019 - 2019
  • I am on the pre-arrival sub-team for International Student Support Committee 2018 - 2018
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Harvard Business Review's Advisory Council 2012 - Present