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School of Professional Studies | Meet the SPS Dean

Dean, Nevada Winrow, Ph.D.

NWDr. Nevada Winrow is the new Dean of the School of Professional Studies(SPS). Dr. Winrow brings many years of experience in higher education from various positions that include Dean of Special Projects at Baltimore City Community College (MD), Accreditation Liaison Officer and Director of Accreditation and Assessment at Lincoln University (PA), and Director of Institutional Assessment at Johns Hopkins University (MD). She is well known for her expertise in assessment, academic analytics and accreditation and has served on many Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) self-study visiting and compliance teams. She is frequently called upon to provide consultation on assessment and accreditation matters. It is Dr. Winrow’s belief as an educator and administrator that we must transcend the typical education and move towards robust and innovative programs if we are to transform the lives of our students. SPS must be nimble along its strategic horizon to accomplish its mission of providing quality academic programs that are responsive to the needs of the emerging workforce and offering quality instruction that is innovative in addressing the complexities of today’s working adults who want to advance their careers.  As the Dean of SPS, it is her mission to create innovative academic programs that capture the needs of working adults.

Dr. Winrow considers herself a life-long learner. By training, she is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and earned her Ph.D. from Howard University in Neuropsychology. She holds a Master Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from Lincoln University. She is a former American Psychological Association (APA) Neuroscience fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellow at the National Institution of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and summer neurochemistry fellow at Princeton University under the renowned Bart Hoebel. She completed graduate work in Child Neuropsychology at the Paedological Institute in Duivendrecht, The Netherlands under Dr. Dirk Baker and completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology followed by a second fellowship in the Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Division. Her clinical research interests are the neuropsychological and neuroradiological correlates of stroke in a pediatric sickle cell disease population. Dr. Winrow has published research and served as a contributing book author on issues revolving neurodiagnostic assessment and stroke, and clinical case management in children with sickle cell disease. Her life-long learning continues as she now finishes an MBA with a concentration in Finance.

Dr. Winrow is a National Board Member for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a Fulbright Scholars’ term-appointed member of the peer review council and a member of the Board of Trustees at Wilberforce University (OH) where she serves as the Chair of the Governance and Trusteeship committee.

Dr. Winrow is a Master level Scuba Diver and In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and reading.

Dr. Winrow is excited about being selected to lead the School of Professional Studies and looks forward to working with faculty, students and staff to actualize SPS’ full potential.   202-884-9621  |  Office location: Main 250

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