Jacqueline Washington, EdD

Program Manager, Harrington

Jacqueline A. Washington, Ed.D, is the Program Manager for the Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership whose mission is to enable research and program development in the areas of population health to address community needs and build a bridge between Christiana Care’s Value Institute and the community.

Prior to joining the Value Institute, Dr. Washington served as the Associate Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Delaware State University. Her leadership responsibilities include serving as a consultant-partner with faculty to increase scholarly research activity; assist with training undergraduates to engage in academic and communities based research, and chair the Health Professions Committee-Program. Additionally, Dr. Washington was instrumental in securing funding and managing STEM programs under the umbrella of the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at the University of Delaware. She also managed research programs and operations of the NIH Bridges to the Baccalaureate and DoD Prostate Cancer Research multi-institutional partnerships. Dr. Washington worked closely with faculty and administrators to strengthen and expand institutional partnerships with HBCUs in the mid-Atlantic region. All of which were designed to produce and increase the representation of minority students to pursue medicine and health related careers focused on health disparities and health inequities. Dr. Washington’s research interests involve examining how residential learning communities (live-n-learn models), academic intervention program i.e. Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) combined with discipline-specific First-Year Experience courses impact performance, attitude and academic behaviors of first-year undergraduate STEM majors.

Dr. Washington holds undergraduate degrees in Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College; and Biology from Tougaloo College; a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University and a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in curriculum, technology and science education from the University of Delaware. Her unique science background coupled with her professional experience has allowed her to serve collegiate students through classroom instruction in Biology, Introductory Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology at Delaware Technical & Community College, Cecil College and Delaware State University.

Dr. Washington’s 17-year academic and experiential leadership portfolio in higher education has afforded her opportunities to continue developing productive collaborations across multiple stakeholders among universities and healthcare agencies, as well as, build alliances between research faculty, practitioners and community partners focusing on health disparities and behavioral health.