Michael Wright

Clinical Associate Professor - Management

Contact Information

Fax:  (254) 710-1068
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation¬†210.45

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 10AM - 2PM
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM -12PM and 2:30PM - 4PM

Educational Background

  • MBA - Business Administration, Friends University
  • BS - Quality Systems Management, Friends University

Work Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 21, 2017 - Present)
  • Part Time Lecturer, Baylor University (August 22, 2016 - August 20, 2017)
  • President and Chief Operating Officer, L3 Platform Integration Division (August 2012 - June 2015)
  • Senior Director, The Boeing Company (January 1997 - August 2012)
  • Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force (May 1974 - January 1997)


  • Management, The Wright Experience Consulting, LLC SDVOB, Waco, Texas (February 2016 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • Robin and Mark Howard Early Career Teaching Award, Hankamer School of Business (May 1, 2021)


Michael W. (Mike) Wright is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor University, in the Hankamer School of Business, in the department of Management - Office 210.47.

Prior to coming to Baylor Mr. Wright was the President and Chief Operating Officer at L3's Platform Integration Division, a $700M annual operation, with responsibility for all of the divisions operations to include it's profit and loss. Prior to L3 Mr. Wright worked 16 years at the Boeing Company in numerous Executive Program Management, Operations Management, Business Development, and Engineering Development positions. Under his leadership the organizations at L3 and Boeing have all achieved significant compliance, cost, and cycle time improvements.

Prior to Boeing, Mr. Wright served 23 years in the United States Air Force achieving the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His last duty assignment was as the Program Manager for the KC-135 Aircraft Fleet at Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB IL. He was responsible for logistics policy and direction for all users of the KC-135 aircraft worldwide.

Mr. Wright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Total Quality Management in 1997 and a Masters in Business Administration in 2000, both from Friends University, Wichita, Kan.

Mr. Wright and his wife, Gloria, have three children, and 4 grandchildren. He is active in his local Church and community.


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Lean Executive," (May 2020) (coauthors: Blaine McCormick).
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