Cynthia Wilson is Vice President for Learning and Chief Impact Officer at the League for Innovation in the Community College. She leads the League’s Learning Initiative and has directed major projects focused on a variety of issues related to teaching and learning. Most recently, she led Faculty Voices, an initiative to engage community college faculty in the national completion conversation, and Community Colleges and Public Health, which is focused on the emerging role of community colleges in public health education. She has directed projects focused on the Learning College, learning outcomes, faculty professional development, open educational resources, secondary-postsecondary curriculum alignment, and the use of social media to build community at the two-year college.
Wilson has authored or co-authored numerous articles, monographs, and books, and serves on the editorial board and as section editor (Exchange) for Community College Journal of Research & Practice. In 2012, she was awarded the ETS Terry O’Banion Prize for Significant Contributions to Improving Teaching and Learning. Wilson holds a B.A. and M.Ed., both in history, from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), and a doctorate in educational administration with a concentration in community college leadership from The University of Texas at Austin. She spent 20 years as a faculty member before joining the League staff in 1999.