Memorial Day

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, campus offices will be closed on Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27.

Michael Wright is a former graduate of the University of the Cumberlands. He spent 4.5 years at the Pigeon Forge Police Department in Tennessee. Prior to that he spent 2.5 years with the U.S. Dept. of State as a Diplomatic Security Officer. He recently moved east of Cincinnati, OH with his wife, Dr. Shelby Wright, who recently finished her PhD. in Psychology (she’s a UC grad as well!).

His background is primarily in Patrol work as a police officer, but he is experienced in investigations, SWAT, protective details, interdiction, instructing police officers, and community relations.

Michael states that "My goal as a professor is to not simply teach to a foundational and measured standard. I wants students to go beyond that. I implore students to use their own thoughts, skills, knowledge, and most importantly their perspectives to challenge their self and others daily".

Michael has a Beagle/Boxer/Basset Hound named Samantha. His hobbies include hiking, cycling, kayaking, reading, cooking, traveling, and sports.

MS Justice Administration, University of the Cumberlands 2014

Police Officer, East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Walters State Community College, 2016

BS Criminal Justice, University of the Cumberlands 2013

BS Human Services, University of the Cumberlands 2013

  • Criminal Justice