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Christopher Washington, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President

christopher.washington@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Christopher Washington serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of Franklin University. In his role, Dr. Washington has adapted and responded to the rapidly evolving technological, social, demographic, and competitive landscape affecting higher education institutions today. He has dramatically increased the number of academic programs as the Chief Academic Officer, and supported the advancement of Franklin’s internationalization through relationships with partnering universities in Europe, Central America, the Middle East region, and Asia. 

Committed to higher education quality and excellence, Dr. Washington served as a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission, on Ohio Department of Higher Education committees, and as a Leadership Facilitator for the Spectrum Leadership Program and the CAO Leadership Program for the American Council on Education. He currently serves as National Board Chair of  Global Ties U.S. and has been a member of the boards of The Metro Schools, the International Visitors Council, and the Columbus Council of World Affairs. 

 He is a recipient of numerous awards including Business First’s Forty under 40, Ohio Magazine’s Outstanding Educator Award, and Franklin University’s Robert L. Bailey Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Washington has received the Pi Lambda Theta Leadership in Education Award, the Western Illinois University Alumni Achievement Award, and the 2016 Learning! Champion Award for outstanding contributions to the learning industry by Elearning! Magazine. Dr. Washington was selected for the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2015 and is a member of the United States Speakers Bureau, and the Forbes Nonprofit Council.

Dr. Washington holds a Ph.D. in human resource development from Ohio State University, a master of science in college student personnel, and a bachelor of arts in communications from Western Illinois University.

Education

2002
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Edu PAES
1990
Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois)
Master of Science, College Student Personnel
1987
Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois)
Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Certifications

2014
Protecting Human Research Participants Certification, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research

Work Experience

2017 - Present
Franklin University, Executive Vice President & Provost
2008 - 2017
Franklin University, Provost & Sr VP for Academic Affairs, Franklin University
2005 - 2008
Franklin University, Provost + Sr. VP for Academic Affairs/ Chief Academic Officer
2002 - 2005
Franklin University, Associate Dean and Program Chair
1999 - 2002
Franklin University, Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Washington, C., & Yang, Y. (2015, Feb. 6). Amplifying our impact: Exploring technology-enhanced approaches to extraordinary citizen diplomacy. 2015 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting, Washington D.C..
Washington, C., Washington , C., Yang, Y., Gardner, J., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Nov. 14). Going global: transnational education partnership models - challenges and opportunities. Franklin University Learning Showcase, Columbus, Ohio.
Washington, C. (2013, Dec. 31). Get to Know Franklin University.
Washington, C. (2013, Dec. 31). Unleashing Workforce Creativity: The 21st century Leadership Imperative. Hall Leadership Breakfast.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). Innovation and Leadership Seminar. Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Salvador, El Salvador.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). Establishing International Partnership that Assures and Advances Academic Quality. 2012 IACBE Latin American Regional Assembly Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). Curriculum Development and Horizons in Education for Polish Educators. International Innovations in Education Forum, Columbus, OH.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). MBA Faculty Orientation Presentation. Muscat, Oman.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). MBA Orientation Presentation for Faculty and Students. Bratislava, Slovakia.
Washington, C. (2012, Dec. 31). The Value of International Education. Mangalore, India.
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). Professional Development. The University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA), Bratislava, Slovakia.
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). COMBA Construction College Graduation Speaker. Columbus, OH.
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). EEO Academy Speaker on "Cultural Diversity".
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). Transforming Your University. Sir Arthur Lewis University, St. Lucia.
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). Two-day Workshop on Curriculum Design and Outcomes for senior officials. Poznan, Poland.
Washington, C. (2011, Dec. 31). Introduction to Adult Learning Theory in the Judicial Branch.
Washington, C. (2010, Dec. 31). Going Online. Workshop for HBCU presidents, New York.
Washington, C. (2010, Dec. 31). Applying Your Knowledge of Communications Theory. Western Illinois University, Illinois.
Washington, C., & Jacobs, R. (1993). A needs assessment of frontline employees in a large regional bank..

Professional Service

2020
Member
Academy of Human Resource Development
2020
Member
Academy of Management
2020
Member
Big Brothers/Big Sister
2020
Member
Downtown Kiwanis Club of Columbus, OH
2020
Member
Habitat for Humanity (Central Ohio)
2020
Member
National Black MBA Association
2020
Member
Outcomes Advisory Council, United Way of Central Ohio
2012
Board Member
Columbus Council on World Affairs
2011
Committee Chair
Research Council of Studies in Management and Finance, Poznan School of Banking Press
2011
Member
Research Council for The Poznan School of Banking Research Journal
2010
Board Member
Board Member, Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC)
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2010
Board Member
Godman Guild
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2010
Board Member
International Visitors Council of Columbus, Ohio
(Columbus, Ohio)
2010
Member
Sigma Beta Delta, Franklin University Chapter
2008
Member
United Way of Central Ohio
2006
Board Member
Ohio Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Council
2005
Chairperson
Columbus Urban League, Governing Board Chairman, CUL Head Start Policy Council
2003
Board Member
Lifeline of Ohio
2002
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Chapter President, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Columbus Alumni Chapter