Scott Wright PhD

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

SCOTT D WRIGHT
  • Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, Con Nursing
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Consumer Studies
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing

Research

Research Summary

I conduct research in the interdisciplinary style. I investigate various innovative and impact zones in that intersect the aging experience in an aging society. Examples: technology and aging; and autism spectrum disorders in adulthood and later life.

Research Statement

Scott D. Wright, Ph.D., has a background in human development and life course theories with an emphasis in gerontology. He is currently working on a research project that examines autism spectrum disorders in adulthood and aging. He has investigated the roles of technology in an aging society (also known as "post aging.") He also has interests in adult development and aging, and retirement hot spots in the United States particularly the intermountain west. At the University of Utah he teaches several gerontology courses with an emphasis on distance learning.

Research Keywords

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and adulthood and aging, Interest Level: 1
  • technology and aging, Interest Level: 1
  • aging baby boomers, Interest Level: 1
  • technology and intergenerational relationships, Interest Level: 2
  • Environmental Hazards and Aging, Interest Level: 2
  • Web-based (Online) curriculum, Interest Level: 3
  • Retirement Trends for Older Adults, Interest Level: 3
  • Human Ecology, Interest Level: 3
  • Human Development, Interest Level: 3
  • Gerontology, Interest Level: 3
  • Environmental Attitudes and Concerns of Older Adults, Interest Level: 3
  • Demographic patterns - Aging, Interest Level: 3
  • Adult Education, Interest Level: 3

Research Groups

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • The application of technologies for intergenerational support (grandparents and grandchildren) with children on the Autism Spectrum (AS) . PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Marissa Deiner, Scott Wright, Louise Dunn. University of Utah Interdisciplinary Research Grant Award, 01/2011 - present. Total project budget to date: $11,514.00
  • SketchUp: A technology Tool to Facilitate School Interaction for Children with Autism . PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Marissa Diener, Scott Wright, Louise Dunn. University of Utah Interdisciplinary Research Grant , 01/2011 - 01/2013. Total project budget to date: $11,413.00
  • SketchUp: A technology Tool to Facilitate School Interaction for Children with Autism. PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Marissa Diener, Scott Wright, Louise Dunn. University of Utah Interdisciplinary Research grant Award, 01/2011 - 01/2012. Total project budget to date: $11,513.00 Nugget: WrightIDRlttr.pdf

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Community Research Grant (CBR) Using SketchUp as a technology tool to faciliate creative, social and compuer skills in children with autism. PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Marissa Diener, Louise Dunn, Scott Wright. 12/2011 - present.
  • Using Google SketchUp for Strenghtening Social Engagement and Occupational Development for Children with High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Scott Wright, Marissa Diener, Louise Dunn. 12/2011 - present.
  • Autism Speaks. PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Scott Wright, Marissa Diener, Louise Dunn. 12/2011 - present.
  • The Implementation and Assessment of a Progressive Digital Learning and Badging System of Technology Skills for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. MacArthur Foundation - HASTAC. PI: Cheryl Wright. Co-PI(s): Scott Wright, Marissa Diener, Louise Dunn. 12/2011 - present. Nugget: Budget and Budget Narrative for Research proposal.doc

Copyrights

  • iSTAR Curriculum Plan . Cheryl Wright and Scott Wright, 09/01/2012. also seeking trademark (pending) with US Trademark office on iSTAR name.