Dean of the School of Professional Studies; Professor of Professional Studies
Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, learning, and leadership development. He currently serves as Dean of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate School features 16 interdisciplinary master’s degrees including, but not limited to, Applied Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management. In this role, he is responsible for the academic research, programming, and operational performance of the School’s undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs and related centers and institutes. He is also currently CEO of the Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specializing in corporate training, executive coaching, and board development.
Prior to Columbia, Dr. Wingard served as Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank. At Goldman Sachs, he oversaw the acclaimed Pine Street Leadership Development Group and Goldman Sachs University, and was responsible for the strategy and implementation of learning and leadership development solutions for the firm's partners, global workforce, and clients.
Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he was the head of Executive Education and oversaw one of the world's largest providers of leadership and management development. He also served as Senior Vice President of ePals, Inc. and President & CEO of the ePals Foundation. ePals, Inc. (now Cricket Media) is the world’s leading provider of interactive/collaborative learning products.
Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, at Stanford University, where he led the engagement of executive coaching and applied research practicums for school leaders across the United States. He has also served in a variety of cross-functional executive and consulting roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group, and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).
As a thought leader, Dr. Wingard has published widely on the topic of strategy, learning, and leadership. His forthcoming books are The Future of Work: Implications for Workforce Development & Training (2019) and The Future of Learning: Agility and Innovation in the Age of AI/ML/VR. He is also a regular contributor to the Leadership columns for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., and TheStreet.com.
Dr. Wingard is a frequent keynote speaker. Recent engagements include the National Football League (NFL), PWC, Proctor and Gamble, Microsoft, and GE.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TIDES Network, Roundabout Theater Company, and the Education Board Foundation. He previously served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy and the National Center for Fathering.
At Stanford University, Dr. Wingard was a member of the varsity football and track teams. He enjoys classic jazz, road-cycling, and spending time with his wife and their children in New York City.
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Ed.M., Harvard University
- M.A., Emory University
- B.A., Stanford University
- Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy (AMACOM, 2016), co-authored with Michelle Lapointe
- Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change (AMACOM, 2015)