Ginsberg and Wlodkowski to Lead Adult Learning Program

  • Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Madison, Wis. (April 29, 2013) – Margery Ginsberg, Ph.D. and Raymond Wlodkowski, Ph.D., both internationally known experts in adult and professional learning, have been appointed as distinguished professors and will serve as lead faculty in the Master of Education in Adult Learning program at Edgewood College.

Margery GinsbergGinsberg and Wlodkowski will teach two courses each in the program.  They will also oversee the redevelopment of the Adult Learning curriculum based on their widely used instructional model -- the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching.

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.

The Master of Arts in Adult Learning program prepares graduates to develop and deliver programs that serve the unique educational needs of adult learners, especially in community colleges, university settings, second-chance pathways to postsecondary education, and professional development with P-12 educators. The needed credit hours can be accomplished in two years with the majority of coursework offered in an online format.

Raymond WlodkowskiGinsberg 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.

Margery Ginsberg most recently has been 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 is a founding co-director of the Center for Action, Inquiry, and Motivation.

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. 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. 

Inquiries regarding the Adult Learning program may be made to Joann Eastman in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Edgewood College at 608-663-3250, or at