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Winmar Way, PhD, MA

Winmar Way, PhD, MA

Winmar Way, PhD, MA

Dean, Accelerated and Foundational Health Sciences

Winmar Way currently serves as the Associate Vice President of Academic Initiatives. She is responsible for providing oversight of various initiatives, programs, and projects on behalf of the Provost’s Office. Winmar joined SCU in 2019 as the Director of Accelerated Sciences and led the revamp of SCU’s 5-week science prerequisite courses for students applying to health care education programs. From 2021 to 2023, she also served as Division Dean of the Foundational Health Sciences and Interprofessional Education. In this role, she worked with all academic departments at SCU to support collaboration on student academic success and on IPE initiatives.

Prior to SCU, Winmar served as the Founding Principal of Elite Open School System, an international network of learning centers, where she was responsible for creating online and blended learning environments, faculty hiring and development, and accreditation. Previously, she was an Operations Associate at DonorsChoose.org, an online platform through which K-12 teachers can fundraise for classroom materials and learning experiences for their students. Winmar holds an AB in Psychology from Harvard College, an MA in Comparative Education from Stanford University and a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA. As a Stride Rite Community Scholar at Harvard, Winmar directed after-school academic enrichment programs and adult ESL classes in Boston and Cambridge.

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