Jason Wingard, Ph.D., is a leading academic in the areas of leadership development, professional learning, and human capital management. He currently serves as Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational strategy and performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and related centers and institutes.
Prior to Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as the Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank, where he led the strategy and implementation of thought leadership and management development solutions for the firm's global workforce and clients.
Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he led Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership development for corporate managers and executives. He also served as Senior Vice President of Regional Markets at ePals, Inc. and President & CEO of the ePals Foundation. ePals, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of school-safe collaborative learning products.
Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute (SELI) at Stanford University where he led the engagement of executive coaching, education, and research for school superintendents and district leaders in the largest urban centers across the United States. He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).
Dr. Wingard has published widely on the topic of professional education and leadership, including his most recent books Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change (2015); and Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy (2016).
Dr. Wingard is Founder of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in executive coaching, training, and strategic planning. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tides, Roundabout Theatre, Zoeza Institute, and Education Board Foundation. He is co-founder of the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative.
Dr. Wingard holds a B.A. in Sociology (Organizational Behavior & Social Psychology), with honors, from Stanford University where he was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He also holds an M.A. in Education from Emory University, an Ed.M. in Technology in Education from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Education, Culture, and Society (Corporate Education) from the University of Pennsylvania.