Kerry is a professor in the English department and the founding Director of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College. Before joining Franklin & Marshall in 2003, Wright served for six years as the first Director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wright has a PhD in English literature from Temple University, and she received her Masters in creative writing from Hollins College and her Bachelors in religious studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a writer of both scholarly and creative prose. Wright was recognized upon her departure from the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania with the creation of The Kerry Sherin Wright Prize, an annual award that supports an event or project that "best captures" her spirit of "aesthetic capaciousness and literary communitarianism." She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband Scott and their son Skyler.