Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Studies, Columbia University
Dr. Jason Wingard is a leading executive and academic in the areas of organizational strategy, leadership development, and the future of work. He currently serves as Dean and Professor of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. The graduate School features 18 interdisciplinary master’s degrees including, but not limited to, Applied Analytics, Bioethics, Enterprise Risk Management, Human Capital Management, Strategic Communication, 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 Founding Partner 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 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 the Executive Education Division 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 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 and leadership, including his most recent books: Learning to Succeed: Reinventing 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). His forthcoming book is The Future of Work: Optimizing the Talent Pipeline (in Press 2020). He is also a regular contributor to the Leadership column for Forbes.
Dr. Wingard is a frequent keynote speaker. Recent engagements include the National Football League (NFL), PWC, Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, and GE.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for TIDES (Co-Chair), Roundabout Theater Company (Executive Committee), and the Education Board (Chair). He previously served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy and the National Center for Fathering.
Dr. Wingard holds a BA 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 a MA in Education (Professional Development) from Emory University, a EdM in Technology in Education from Harvard University, and a PhD in Education, Culture, and Society (Corporate Education) from the University of Pennsylvania.
He enjoys classic jazz, cycling, and spending time with his wife and their children.