Wendy Reisinger, Ed.D.

Dissertation Coordinator,
Department of Leadership and Administration

Dr. Reisinger most recently served at Capella University as the Associate Chair for Doctoral Studies in the School of Education. She worked at Capella since 2011 where she held a variety of positions such as part time faculty in the graduate Counselor Education department in the School of Counseling and Human Services, part-time faculty in the Education Leadership and Management department in the School of Education and has taught multiple courses in the P12 Curriculum and Instruction department in the School of Education. Dr. Reisinger joined the Education Leadership and Management department as full-time faculty in July of 2019. She served as a member of the Interim Admissions Committee while working with the Counseling department and since joining the Education Leadership and Management faculty she was a member of the first pilot of the Faculty Video Messaging initiative. During her time in school administration, she served as an Accreditation reviewer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In this role, she reviewed higher education applications for programmatic accreditation of graduate programs. Additionally, she has over 23 years’ experience in public education as a state educational leader in special education and strategic planning, district administrator (Interim Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and Coordinator); building level administrator (Principal); and as an elementary and middle school counselor. Dr. Reisinger’s experiences have included extensive work in leadership, higher education, dissertation mentoring, state level programmatic management, cross curricular teaming, human resources, staff development, data driven decision-making, strategic planning, curriculum and assessment and student services. 

 

Dr. Reisinger has presented on student engagement during Capella’s Faculty Virtual Conferences in 2017 and 2019. Prior to that Dr. Reisinger has presented several times related to her work in K-12 education; Academic Advising Services for Women in Higher Education. Second Eastern Regional Adult Education Research Conference, State College, PA, March 2000, Engaging Students – The Missing Link – Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development 2010 60th Annual Conference – November 21-23, 2010, Navigating the Maze of Parent Relationships - - Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development – 2014 – 64th Annual Conference – November 23-25, 2014.  

 

Dr. Reisinger has several publications which include; “Academic Advising Services for Women in Higher Education.” (1999) Eric Resources in Education (ED441146), Now What? Using What We Know About Adolescent Brain Development to Improve Middle School Instruction. The Pennsylvania Administrator, Volume 8, Winter 2005, No.1., Balancing the See Saw: Building Engaged Schools that Respect but do not Drown in the Data Pool. Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, Volume 29, Spring 2010, No. 2.  Her research experience has been centered around action research opportunities in the K – 12 roles she has held. This has been in areas such as school improvement, small learning communities and transition for secondary students.

 

Dr. Reisinger has an Ed. D in Higher Education Leadership from Widener University, an M.Ed in School Counseling from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son who will be graduating this year and her fur baby Sparky.

 

Dr, Reisinger is a seasoned and highly-qualified professional, demonstrating expertise and broad ranging experience overseeing, supervising, and directing educational programs from elementary through post-secondary schools as well as at the State level. A systems thinker who is forward focused and who has a keen eye on what is needed to facilitate and lead exemplary educational programs through the attainment of shared vision and mission. Extensive background in all facets of educational operations, human resources, teacher and administrator supervision, curriculum, instruction, assessments, master scheduling, higher education teaching, online learning, attendance, community engagement, and teacher recruitment and 

hiring. Dr. Reisinger has been consistently noted for superior job performance, initiative and excellent leadership and motivational skills.  

Education

  • Doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership
    Widener University
  • Master's in School Counseling
    Shippensburg University
  • Bachelor's in Criminal Justice
    Shippensburg University

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Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

Students will gain experience as a scholar practitioner with the necessary skills to utilize innovative curriculum, current technology, and instruction methods relevant to second language learners’ educational needs in a variety of professional settings. Students engage in scholarly research throughout the coursework to support their final dissertation at the end of their program.

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

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Ed.S. in Public Health Education Educational Specialist

The Education Specialist in Public Health Education degree is designed for educators and healthcare professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Second Language Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Second Language Instruction is for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. Students will become more effective leaders in the field of Second Language Instruction through in-depth knowledge of research-based theories of language acquisition, assessment and instructional methods, strategies that promote cultural understanding, and current best practices to meet the needs of second language learners across diverse educational settings.

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M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education

Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.

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Certificate in Higher Education Certificate

This program is designed for students wishing to learn more about the key areas of higher education. Students will learn about relevant higher education topics that will allow them to advance their knowledge and career in higher education.

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Micro-Credential in Community College Leadership Micro-Credential

This micro-credential centers on the unique needs of leadership in a community college setting. With the growing cost of higher education, local institutions will serve a greater role in supporting student achievement, enabling them to complete degrees for career options which may not exist today. Consideration is given to the historical development of the two-year college in light of the economic dynamics existing in the 21st century and how change is needed to build community relationships, service students, and sustain institutional growth.

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