The Board of Trustees at Goodwin College has announced the appointment of Dr. Danielle Wilken as Provost and Dean of Faculty, effective April 8, 2019.
With more than 20 years’ experience in higher education, Dr. Wilken oversees Goodwin’s five Academic Departments, Center for Teaching Excellence, Distance Education, Registrar, Library, Advising, Institutional Effectiveness, and Student Affairs, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with regional and programmatic accreditors. She has extensive experience in new program and curriculum development, including the establishing of graduate degree programs. She also launched and continues to champion the Universal Design for Learning teaching initiative, which has resulted in higher levels of faculty engagement and scholarship at Goodwin.
Dr. Wilken holds an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Hartford, and a master’s degree in Health Care Policy & Management from and bachelor’s degrees in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has co-authored peer-reviewed publications as well as Palko’s Medical Laboratory Procedures, served as an expert reviewer for numerous textbooks, and presented at a variety of educational conferences. Dr. Wilken succeeds Ann Clark, who will continue to oversee aspects of Goodwin College as Provost Emerita.
Goodwin University is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.