People of Wright State

Making a case

Wright State senior Andrew Puthoff played defendant in re-enactment of historic Dayton murder trial

As an intern at Dayton History, Andrew Puthoff played the defendant in a special courtroom drama. Continue reading

Alexa, who is Joe Jessup?

Joe Jessup ’98 is paving the way for innovation at Amazon, one Alexa at a time

The senior manager of software development on Amazon’s Alexa, Joe Jessup established a scholarship to support undergraduate business and computer science students at Wright State. Continue reading

Spiritual minded

Wright State philosophy major Paola Bellini awarded the Erik C. Banks Memorial Scholarship

Paola Bellini received a scholarship established in honor of Erik Banks, the late professor of philosophy. Continue reading

Flight path

Wright State mass communication student Brody Beaver sets his sights on becoming an Air Force pilot

Mass communication student Brody Beaver has enlisted in the Air Force, is in the Ohio Air National Guard, has his private pilot’s license, studies aviation history and takes photos using drones. Continue reading

Poster popularity

Wright State SOPP student Peyton Jones honored for posters at Ohio Psychological Association Convention

Peyton Jones, who is pursuing his Psy.D. at Wright State, was honored for his poster exploring psychological assessments of people whose assigned sex at birth does not match their gender identity. Continue reading

Naval force

Wright State medical student Christiana Draper brings Navy experience to medical school, neuroengineering research

Christiana Draper, an M.D./Ph.D. student at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, won a National Institutes of Health Diversity Supplement Award to support for her ALS research. Continue reading

Power of persistence

Wright State alum James Dahlman does pioneering work in biomedical engineering

James Dahlman, who graduated from Wright State with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, was named one of “35 Innovators Under 35” by the MIT Technology Review. Continue reading

Nervous energy

Wright State postdoctoral researcher Ryan Griggs wins prestigious neuroscience award for his lab’s research on diabetes

Ryan Griggs and his fellow researchers have found that changes in neurons in the brain may be responsible for cognitive dysfunction associated with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

In their corner

Wright State SOPP student Brandt Ling serves as vice president of Autism Society of Dayton

Volunteering with the Autism Society of Dayton is one way School of Professional Psychology student Brandt Ling gives back to the community. Continue reading

Military minded

Wright State alumnus, Bronze Star winner Mark Winters shares his experience with Army ROTC cadets

Mark Winters started his 25-year career in the military during his freshman year at Wright State when he joined the Army ROTC. Continue reading