Announcing Saddleback College’s New Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Dr. Cadence Wynter

Saddleback College is thrilled to announce that Dr. Cadence Wynter has been hired as the new dean of social and behavioral sciences.  Dr. Wynter started in her new position on June 11th and Saddleback is very lucky to be welcoming such an impressive educator to the college. The hiring committee and second-level interviewers were struck by Dr. Wynter’s extraordinary qualifications and everyone is very much looking forward to working with her.

Dr. Wynter comes to Saddleback from Columbia College in Chicago, where she has held several positions of increasing responsibility over the past 16 years, including history coordinator, associate chair, acting chair, and most recently interim chair of the college’s department of humanities, history, and social sciences, which is a large multi-discipline department serving nearly 6,000 students each semester.  Also at Columbia College, Dr. Wynter was an associate professor of history and African Diaspora studies and has taught courses in Caribbean, Latin American, and African American history.

Prior to joining Columbia College, Dr. Wynter completed a three-year teacher training program at London University in England, after which she taught in high schools and colleges and worked as a further education counselor at Manchester College of Arts and Technology.

Dr. Wynter speaks regularly at national and international conferences, lectures, and symposia, and is publishing several forthcoming articles and book chapters, including “The Life and Works of Una Marson”, “Jamaican Labor in Central America, 1840 to 1920”, and “Harmony and Dissent: African and Asian Diasporas in England’s Education System 1950-1980.”  Her book manuscripts include To Get Ahead: A History of African Caribbean People in England’s Education System, and Hidden Histories: Jamaican Migration to Cuba, 1885-1930.

Dr. Wynter earned a doctorate in history-Latin America at the University of Illinois, a master’s in education degree at the University of Manchester in England, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences at The Open University in Milton Keynes, England.

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