Dr. Wanda Fernandopulle received her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Higher Education Leadership doing her dissertation in attrition and retention rates for African American male college students. She received a M.Ed. in Adult Education from The University of South Carolina (Columbia) and a M.Ed. in Instructional Accommodations from Francis Marion University. Her BA is from Francis Marion University in English. In her profession, Dr. Fernandopulle served as an administrator in the City University of New York (CUNY). She led the restructuring of many campus-wide departments/units. Dr. Fernandopulle was invited to speak in Hawaii about the Black Male Initiative/Male Initiative of New York City. In 2008, Dr. Fernandopulle was nominated and received the AIR Fellow by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and the Association of Institutional Research Award. Dr. Fernandopulle has over 23 years of experience in higher education. Since 2005, she has been a published contributing writer for Harvard University/Oxford University Press/W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, where she helps to preserve African American history. She has taught several graduate level courses in the history and politics of higher education, governance and structure, strategic planning, and dissertation courses to name a few. Dr. Fernandopulle serves in the following capacities within Franklin University's Ed.D. Doctoral Program: Dissertation Chair, Dissertation Committee Member, Doctoral Advisor, and faculty. She also serves as a Senior Dissertation Chair for Grand Canyon University. Outside of working with several doctoral students, Dr. Fernandopulle enjoys spending quality time with her daughter.
Doctor of Education, Higher Education
Master of Education, Community & Occupational Programs in Education
Master of Education, Instr Accommodation