Wright State in the News

DDN: Wright State, UD, Sinclair join network to train semiconductor workers as Intel looms

Three major Dayton-area institutions of higher learning — Wright State University, the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College ― all announced plans this week to help strengthen U.S. production of semiconductors. Continue reading

DDN: Retired art, art history professor at Wright State dies

Carol Nathanson died Thursday, according to a notice from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, which was confirmed by the university. Continue reading

DDN: Prolific Dayton artist, printmaker, professor dies

Raymond L. Must, an original member of Wright State University’s Art Department faculty and co-founder of the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, died July 22. Continue reading

School of Professional Psychology faculty member discusses couple and family therapy for substance use disorders

Jeremiah Schumm, Ph.D., professor in Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology, discussed his recent article in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy that reviewed the last decade of the evidence base for couple and family-based interventions for substance … Continue reading

Fairborn Daily Herald: Boonshoft School of Medicine faculty member earns top award

Alyssa Gans, M.D., a surgeon with Wright State Physicians and faculty member at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, was recently presented with… Continue reading

School of Medicine professor quoted in DDN story about declines in local overdose rates

Montgomery County overdose deaths dip: ‘People feel like they can get more support’

Montgomery County has seen fewer overdose deaths this year compared to previous years and some attribute the decrease to a community that is working together to save lives. Continue reading

Raj Soin College of Business professor quoted in DDN Baby Boomer labor article

Baby Boomers driven to retirement by COVID-19 return to work amid labor shortage and high inflation

“What’s happened is the pandemic pushed people completely out of the labor force,” said Kevin Willardsen, associate professor of economics at Wright State University. “A larger percentage of older people have not re-entered the workforce.” Continue reading

Raj Soin College of Business professor quoted in DDN inflation article

Local residents tighten belts; study shows inflation’s Dayton-area effects

When inflation increases, people’s purchasing power decreases, and consumers typically adjust by reducing spending and holding off on larger-ticket items like new cars, vacations and new housing, said Kevin Willardsen, an associate professor of economics at Wright State University. Continue reading

Boonshoft School of Medicine chair and professor quoted in Dayton Daily News birth rate article

Ohio birth rates finally rise, but local, state numbers trail nation in 2021

Excerpt Birth rates rose 1% nationally in 2021 after taking a major hit in 2020, and the number of births rose in Ohio for the first time in at least six years, albeit at a slower rate, according to data … Continue reading

DBJ: Wright State finance students develop real-life investment skills with new funding

Wright State’s Raider Asset Management Fund has received $2.5 million in additional funding for students to invest, more than doubling the portfolio’s assets to $4.9 million. Continue reading