Judith A Wilde is the chief operating officer of the Schar School of Policy and Government, and a professor in the school. Previous higher education experience includes the George Washington University, New Mexico Highlands University, and the University of New Mexico; she also has taught graduate-level courses in higher-level statistics, evaluation, and grant-writing.
Much of Dr. Wilde’s past work has focused on technical assistance, professional development, research, and evaluation related to English learners and other students at risk of educational failure. She has worked with local school districts to develop projects funded by grants from federal programs such as the National Professional Development Program, the Native American/Alaska Native Children in Schools Program, the 21stCentury Community Learning Center program, Reading Excellence, and the Safe Schools-Healthy Students initiative. Her work over the years has included consultancies with the US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition and Office of Indian Education; the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General; the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Council of State Legislatures; and the World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) and the Vice President for Recognition of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Dr. Wilde holds a PhD in Educational Foundations (research, evaluation, statistics, assessment) from the University of New Mexico, an MAT for secondary education from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, and a BA in European Thought and Culture from Scripps College.
Areas of Research
- Public University Presidents’ Compensation
- Use of Search Firms in Hiring Presidents and Provosts at Public Universities
- Education of K-16 English Learners
- Design and Evaluation of Professional Development