Jason Wingard Dean and Professor, Columbia University's School of Professional Studies

Jason Wingard, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at Columbia University. SPS offers degrees, programming, and research in interdisciplinary fields ranging from Actuarial Science to Bioethics to Sports Management. He is also currently President and CEO of The Education Board, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm.

Most recently, Dr. Wingard served as the Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank. In this role, he oversaw the strategy and implementation of leadership development and learning solutions for the firm's global workforce.

Previously, Dr. Wingard 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 managers and executives. He also served as Senior Vice President 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, he was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute at Stanford University. Dr. Wingard has also served in a variety of cross-industry executive roles for organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Vanguard Group and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).

Dr. Wingard currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Education Board Foundation and Zoeza Institute. He previously served on the Boards for the National Center for Fathering and United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia. He also is co-founder of the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative.

He holds a BA in Sociology (Organizational Behavior & Social Psychology) from Stanford University, a MA in Education (Professional Development) from Emory University, an EdM in Technology in Education from Harvard University, and a PhD in Education, Culture, and Society (Corporate Education) from the University of Pennsylvania.