Reginald A. Wilkinson, Ed.D., is the President of Connecting the Dots, LLC, a consulting company. He is also the Senior Advisor for the Moss Group, Inc. headquartered in Washington DC. Following his retirement from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) in 2006 he became the Executive Director of the Ohio Business Alliance for Higher Education and the Economy and, subsequently, President and CEO of the Ohio College Access Network: two non-profit higher education organizations. He retired from OCAN in 2015.
Reggie served as Director of the ODRC since 1991, a position he held for over 15 years, making him one of the longest serving state corrections directors in the country. He was reappointed three times. He served in various posts since joining the agency in 1973, including: deputy director, warden, and state training director. He is a former chairperson and current member the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board. Wilkinson currently chairs the Prison Rape Review Panel for the US Department of Justice.
As well, he was the founding president of the International Association of Reentry. Wilkinson also is a founding board member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association. He was the vice-chair for North America and chaired the IACP Centre for Correctional Best Practices.
Dr. Wilkinson’s academic background includes B.A. (Political Science) and M.A. (Higher Education Administration) degrees from The Ohio State University. He was also awarded the Doctor of Education degree (Educational Leadership/Foundations) from the University of Cincinnati.<br><br>
Reggie has received numerous awards from many organizations some which include the National Governors Association Distinguished Service Award, the ACA E.R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award, the ASCA Michael Francke Award, the Volunteers of America Maud Booth Award, the Walter Dunbar Correctional Accreditation Award, and the International Community Corrections’ Margaret Mead Award.
He is a member of the trustee board of Tiffin University in Ohio. He is also widely published including book chapters, journal and magazine articles, and op/ed columns. He has edited a book and commissioned two to be written. Presently, he is working on several book projects.