Lenard Wynn-Summers, Ed.D.
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Dr. Lenard “Len” Wynn-Summers holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University, Stanislaus. He also holds a M.A. in Sociology from Bowling Green State University, OH and a dual B.A. in Sociology and Social Work from Xavier University, OH.
Dr. Wynn-Summers comes to us from Sonoma, CA with 13 years of student advising/career services and 22 years of college teaching experience in the fields of Sociology, Social Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods. He brings eight years of progressively responsible administrative experience and leadership as a previous Department Chair, Articulation Task Force Leader, and program manager of student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment.
Dr. Wynn-Summers has spearheaded and or collaborated in numerous student retention programs such as Student Success and Support Program (e.g., admissions, orientation, assessment testing, and counseling), College 101- Introduction to College (e.g., time and life management, study strategies, decision-making skills), New Student Orientation, Parent Family Orientation, Summer Bridge Program, Returning Women Program, TRIO Upward Bound, and Veteran Services. In addition, Dr. Summers has served on the executive committees for Disabled Student Program Services (DSPS) to reexamine teaching and instruction policies for students needing Authorization for Academic Accommodations (ADA).
Dr. Wynn-Summers has maintained an active research and training agenda in non-profit research/grant advisor, program evaluation in higher education, diversity and inclusion in teaching, longitudinal surveys on measuring student engagement and learning outcomes, and strategic planning for accreditation. His dissertation, The Contributions of Multiple Measures Assessment on Mathematics Placement of African American and Hispanic/Latino Students at a California Community College, used quantitative, predictive models to examine the effects of multiple measures assessment in counseling on math level placement and student success outcomes on rates of persistence, course completion, course transfer, and degree attainment. Len served as a Data Specialist at the University of Illinois, Chicago, National Research and Training Center (NRTC) conducting longitudinal research on social service utilization among homeless populations in selected U.S. urban cities.
Dr. Wynn-Summers has conducted faculty professional development training workshops on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”, “Hiring and Retaining Minority Faculty” “Incorporating Cultural Competency in Classroom Assignments and Activities”, and “Effective Classroom Teaching Techniques of First-Year, Academically-Unprepared Student Populations”.