Dr. Donovan Wright

Dr. Donovan Wright Faculty Profile

Adjunct Professor

Peraton, Inc.

Dr. Donovan Wright is an adjunct professor for Capitol Technology University, Data Scientist with Peraton, Inc. and retired US Army Military Officer with 24 years of service. His work involves leading teams and coordinating with senior military and civilian leaders, as well as executive leaders, to achieve the mission of the organization. He is an accomplished professional educator and innovator with 25+ years of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) experience in the Federal Government, Department of Defense (DoD), and academia. He is experienced in Federal Government, DoD, Data Governance, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Modernization, Digital Transformation (DX), Cyber and Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), IT project and personnel management, and aviation maintenance as it relates to the planning, execution, enforcement of policies and procedures for government operations. Dr. Wright possesses extensive knowledge in DoD doctrine, operations, and missions within the continental US and International arena. He received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology & Distance Education with Nova Southeastern University and is currently in the Doctor of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence program with Capitol Technology University (expected graduation 2023).

Innovations in his field include Digital Modernization and Digital Transformation (DX).

When he is not teaching, Dr. Wright enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and researching technological approaches to advance how we live daily.

A favorite quote of his is: “Changing the world one doctor at a time.”

Some simple advice he gives to his students is: Education in the digital age must be experienced in respect to an approach of lifelong learning, collaboration, and a responsibility to seek out opportunities to foster positive changes through technological approaches, for society and the world, by seeking to do your individual best.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)
  • Digital Modernization, Digital Transformation(DX)
  • Cyber Operations / Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics, Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Quantum Computing
  • Military Doctrine
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Federal Government Information Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Department of Defense Information Systems and Cybersecurity
  • Instructional Technology and eLearning



  • Doctor of Philosophy in Artificial Intelligence, Capitol Technology University, Pending March 2023
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management & Policy, University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Graduate Certificate Cybersecurity Management & Policy, University of Maryland University College
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Nova Southeastern University
  • Master of Science (MS), Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Aircraft Maintenance, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (BT), Aircraft Maintenance Management, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology

Professional Achievements

  • Retired US Army Military Officer with 24 years of service

Certifications and Licenses 

  • Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • IBM Data Science Practitioner Instructor Certificate
  • IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner Certificate
  • IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Co-Creator Certificate

Honors & Awards 

  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Research and Publications

  • ProQuest: Citation and Content Analysis of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2000 to 2006 Publication Number 3347423

Organizations and Affiliations

  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Technology Committee Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Member
  • Military Officers Association (MOAA) Member
  • Data Science Association Member
  • Association of Data Scientist (ADaSci)

Volunteer/Service Experience

  • Substitute Teaching K12 Maryland School System
  • Mentorship for K12 Students and Doctoral Candidates

Portfolio/Personal Website