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Dana A. Wilkie, Ed.D.

Assistant Provost

Contact info:
Phone: 203.596.6169
Office: Academic Affairs Office – Traurig Library

Dana A. Wilkie, Ed.D.Academic Background

Ed.D. – Higher Education Administration, Nova Southeastern University

M.A. – Applied Psychology, Fairfield University

B.A. – Psychology, Central Connecticut State University

Teaching Background

Charter Oak State College – Teaching Faculty – Psychology Department

Post University – Associate Faculty – M.Ed. Program

Professional Background

Dr. Wilkie comes to Post University from Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY, where she served as the Interim Dean for the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Associate Dean of Adjunct Faculty.  She collaborated with faculty to develop effective online and blended courses.  She implemented quality assurance measures for course development through Quality Matters (QM) peer-based course review. Prior to her roles at Westchester Community College, Dr. Wilkie served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Charter Oak State College, located in New Britain, Connecticut where she supervised and lead the distance learning program growth and development.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Wilkie is a proponent of active learning and use a variety of methods to encourage discussion and interaction on the issues my courses present.  She inspires students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positive actions.  She also emphasizes research as an on-going process of discovery and growth while teaching students to think critically. She strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners.

Professional and Community Activities

Promise Leader – Sandy Hook Promise to raise awareness and engage new Sandy Hook Promise supporters to help protect children from gun violence.

Ben’s Bells Kindness Education Program Volunteer – Advocate the belief that everyone has the capacity to be kind, and that kindness can be cultivated through intentional practice.

Personal Background

Dr. Wilkie is a native Connecticut resident.  She and her family love to travel the California coast every summer.


The impact of the Virginia Polytechnic University national tragedy effect on Connecticut High School seniors, class of 2008, college choice. Presented results at the Connecticut School Counselor Association, Fall 2009 Conference

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center): Clearinghouse on Higher Education. A Study of Voluntarism of First Time Entering Students: Interest Areas and Incentives

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center): Clearinghouse on Higher Education. The Impact of Undecided Students on Retention: The Development of a Handbook for the Undecided Major