Howard Emery Wright
Howard Emery Wright was born in 1908 in Philadelphia to William and Evelyn Wright. He attended elementary school in Washington D.C. He was a graduate of Atlantic City High School in New Jersey.
Undergraduate and graduate years
Wright received a Bachelor's degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1932. He received a Master's degree from Ohio State University in 1933. He received a PhD in psychology at Ohio State University in 1946.
Wright became principal of the Campus Laboratory School at Albany State College in Georgia at age twenty five until 1934. He principal at a school in West Virginia called Aracoma High School(1936 to 1939). At the Campus Laboratory School at Prairie View College in Texas he was principal from 1940 to 1945. At this school he also held positions as associate professor of education and director of teacher training. He was teacher assistant at Ohio State University. At North Carolina College in Durham he was chairman in the psychology department (1945–1948). When he left there he became chairman of education at Southern University until 1953. He became president of Allen University in South Carolina in 1961. In Washington, D.C. wright became regional director of Community Action Programs for the Office of Opportunity. He was dean at Maryland State College in 1967.
- Guthrie, Robert V. Production of Black Psychologist in America. Even the Rat Was White (2 ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-205-39264-3.