Dean of Career and Continuing Education Programs, Harry S. Truman College, City Colleges of Chicago
Dr. Vincent Wiggins is the Dean of Career and Continuing Education Programs at Harry S. Truman College, City Colleges of Chicago. Previously he served as Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College in Chicago, where he worked with faculty and staff to support students’ academic success. One of his current focus areas is looking at relevant education and programming to support students’ academic goals that align with desired career goals. Dr. Wiggins completed his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum Design at DePaul University. His research focuses on students’ academic success in higher education by using instructional technology and self-directed learning.
Dr. Wiggins is certified in Adult Education, Professional Leadership Training, IT Project Management, and Six Sigma. As a Master Online Teacher (MOT) and Certified Online Learning Administrator (COLA), Dr. Wiggins’ commitment to education includes researching multiple delivery modes for learning that include hybrid and online learning. In his roles in management and as an educator, he has developed various training programs and facilitated workshops for students, faculty, and staff. He has presented on pedagogy, andragogy, and technology at professional conferences, including the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), the International Society for Self-Directed Learning, and The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico – Albuquerque. Dr. Wiggins also participated in the 3rd Annual Research Conference in Adult, Community, and Higher Education (ARCACHE), “Culture of Education: Connecting, Culture, Community and Campus.” Ball State University, Department of Educational Studies -Teacher College, Muncie, Indiana that was captured in TedTalk.