A. Jordan Wright

Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

A. Jordan Wright


A. Jordan Wright is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, as well as a Masters in Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and the American Academy for Assessment Psychology.

Jordan’s scholarship centers on two main areas, LGBTQI psychology (including homonegative microaggressions) and psychological assessment. He has authored two widely-used books on psychological assessment: Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners (Wiley, 2010) and, with Gary Groth-Marnat, the sixth edition of the Handbook for Psychological Assessment (Wiley, 2016), the most widely used text in graduate training on assessment.

Prior to joining NYU, Jordan spent five years on faculty in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he coordinated and ran the psychological assessment training. He then spent six years on faculty at Empire State College, State University of New York, where he coordinated the statewide online psychology curriculum and served as Department Chair of Psychology statewide. He also previously ran the mental health department for The HOPE Program, a workforce development program for chronically under- and unemployed adults in Brooklyn.