Dr. Wingard previously served as Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Professor of Human Capital Management at Columbia University. Prior to Columbia, he was Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at Goldman Sachs.
Previously, he served as Vice Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also served as President & CEO of the ePals Foundation, and Senior Vice President of ePals, Inc.
Prior to joining ePals, Dr. Wingard was Executive Director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, at Stanford University. 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, including his most recent books: The College Devaluation Crisis: Market Disruption, Diminishing ROI, and an Alternative Future of Learning (2022); The Great Skills Gap: Optimizing Talent for the Future of Work (2021); Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Knowledge Economy (2016) and Learning to Succeed: Reinventing Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change (2015). He is a Senior Contributor for Forbes, where he writes about Leadership Strategy, and also represented by BigSpeak and Chartwell speaker's bureaus.
Dr. Wingard currently serves as a Board Director for Kroll.
As a public servant, he currently serves on the Boards of Directors for Roundabout Theater Company, JUST Capital, Fulbright Canada and the Education Board Foundation. Previously, he served on the Boards of Tides, United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, Building 21, Touchstone Education, Philadelphia Futures and the National Center for Fathering.
Dr. Wingard holds a BA in Sociology, with honors, from Stanford University (varsity football and track). He also holds a MA in Education from Emory University, a EdM in Technology in Education from Harvard University, and a PhD in Education, Culture, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania.