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James K. Winfield, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in Higher Education Leadership

Interest and areas of expertise

B.A. in Mass Communication, Auburn University
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, Auburn University
Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Carolina

Classes I teach

HIED 514: Equity Issues in Higher Education

HIED 553: Enrollment Management in Higher Education


Dr. James K. Winfield is an adjunct professor in higher education and serves full-time as the associate dean of first-year experience, general education, and retention strategies for Southern New Hampshire University's Global Campus. He amasses experience and research expertise in first-year programs, academic support, access, and success, and supporting underrepresented students with a special interest in understanding first-generation college students. Dr. Winfield is actively involved in NASPA, serves on the Center Advocacy Group for the Center for First-generation Student Success, and is co-chair of the Black First-gen Collective. He has co-authored and sole-authored peer-reviewed publications in the Journal of Faculty Development (2019), New Directions for Higher Education (2022), and Opportunity Matters: Journal of Access and Opportunity in Education (2022). Dr. Winfield's latest contribution includes a chapter on alternative course assignments featured in the 2024 book Culturally Affirming and Meaningful Assignments.