David Wright is Director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI).
David Wright joined the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) as Director in January 2012. Before that he had a long academic career at Michigan State University where, most recently, he served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Community Sustainability (previously CARRS) where he taught history of science and technology, and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Earlier, Wright served for eleven years as the University Intellectual Integrity Officer and the Assistant Vice President for Research Ethics and Standards at MSU in which dual capacity he was responsible for most research regulatory compliance at the University. He also served for twelve years as the Chair of the University Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (UCRIHS).
In 2001 Wright became an 'Expert Consultant' to ORI, working with both the Division of Investigation Oversight and the Division of Education and Integrity, where he helped design and implement the RIO Boot Camp program. He previously served as program officer for the Humanities, Science, and Technology Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Wright studied humanities at Princeton (A.B.) and at MSU (Ph.D.).