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Adult Learning Faculty Leaders

Margery Ginsberg, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Lead Faculty

Margery GinsbergPrior to coming to Edgewood, Margery Ginsberg was an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Washington-Seattle, lead faculty for the university’s educational leader preparation and doctoral program and, in partnership with Seattle Public Schools and Cleveland High School, a founding co-director of the Center for Action, Inquiry, and Motivation (AIM Center).  Her writing and leadership in professional development focuses on creating intrinsically motivating conditions for P-12 educators as well as their students, and for adult learners in higher education and organizations.

Her work has been honored with the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2013 “Relating Research to Practice Award” in the category of professional service, the 2010 Cyril O. Houle Award for “Outstanding Literature in Adult Education” by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and the U.S. Department of Education’s “National Professional Development Award.”

Learn more about Dr. Ginsberg’s background, awards, publications and presentations.

Raymond Wlodkowski, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Lead Faculty

Raymond WlodkowskiA clinical and educational psychologist, Raymond Wlodkowski has been a professor in the School for Professional Studies and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Accelerated Learning at Regis University in Denver.  In 2012, he was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

HIs recent research explores quality and retention within accelerated learning formats. He is the author of Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn, twice the recipient of the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature (1986 and 2009), and with Margery Ginsberg, the co-author of Diversity & Motivation, winner of the 2010 Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education.

Ginsberg and Wlodkowski

Known for creating motivational environments for diverse learners, Ginsberg’s and Wlodkowski’s theories and practices have been nationally and internationally influential.  As scholars and practitioners, they have studied and applied their understanding of adult learning for decades resulting in numerous books, articles, and digital resources.

Their widely used instructional model – the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching -- is applicable to designing instruction anchored in four conditions-- inclusion, attitude, meaning, and competence --which in concert continuously enhance intrinsic motivation for learning.  Scholars and teachers have found the motivational framework to be academically rigorous and useful.

Ginsberg and Wlodkowski are very familiar with Edgewood College.  They have been Visiting Scholars in the Master of Science in Organization Development program, and they consulted on the original design of the Adult Learning and Organization Development program.

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