Dr Rhonda Wynne, has worked in higher education for over twenty years, firstly in Boston, USA, and then at University College Dublin, where she led projects in adult education, lifelong learning and community engagement. Through collaborations with tutors, academics and partner organisations, she advocated for a student focused learning environment and for the wider social, civic and personal benefits of learning. She is an accomplished higher education project manager with skills in research, strategic planning, policy advocacy, instructional design and teaching and facilitation.
Rhonda’s doctoral thesis examined how the civic role of universities is understood and practiced, and she has presented her work nationally and internationally. Her interest in this area was sparked by involvement with several European Grundtvig projects on Active Citizenship. Rhonda served on a number of committees for Campus Engage, the Irish national network to promote civic and community engagement in higher education. She was convenor for their National Committee on Community Engagement Metrics and Impact, and the lead researcher and writer on the Campus Engage Charter for Civic Engagement and the National Framework for Measuring Community and Civic Engagement.
Throughout her career, Rhonda has taught widely in the field of adult education, designing and teaching courses ranging from academic writing and study skills workshops through to professional development awards. She particularly enjoyed teaching and supporting mature students on the higher education access programme.
Rhonda is an enthusiastic lifelong learner, in recent years earning a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Education, a Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching and a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. She lives in Dublin, is a keen walker and sea swimmer and has an extensive travel wish list.