Cory Wright-Maley

Associate Professor, St. Mary’s University (Calgary)

I am Associate Professor of Education specializing in curriculum and instruction. I am located in Calgary Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory, where I train prepare teachers for the profession (since 2013). My research is focused on simulations and the confluence of education and economic inequality. I was also a high school teacher for 6 years in California before moving back to Calgary, where I was born and raised.

I have published numerous articles, and am editor of two books:

More Like Life Itself: Simulations as Powerful and Purposeful Social Studies (Published by Information Age, 2019)


Teaching for Democracy in and Age of Economic Disparity (Published by Routledge, 2017)


  • –present
    Associate Professor , St. Mary’s University (Calgary)


  • 2013 
    University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
  • 2001 
    Stanford University, MA Education
  • 2000 
    University of Calgary, BA (Hons) Political Science
  • 2000 
    University of Calgary, BA (Hons) History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    St. Mary's University Research Grant
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    St. Mary's University
  • 2018
    Holistic Community, and Land-Based Indigenous Curriculum Development
    Project Lead
    Funding Source:
    Alberta Education


Dr. David Lawless Award for Scholarly Achievement