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Wiley Wandering

About J. W. Wiley...


J. W. Wiley, a Tulsa, Okla., native, was reared in Los Angeles and lived most of his adult life in Southern California. He is a 1993 graduate of California State University of Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and 1999 graduate of Claremont Graduate University with a master’s degree in philosophy, having also completed his coursework in the doctoral program in Philosophy & Cultural Studies. Currently he is enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies doctoral program at University of Vermont.

He became the director of the Center for Diversity, Pluralism, and Inclusion (CDPI) at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2000, and received a dual appointment in 2003 affording him the opportunity to lecture in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies while directing CDPI.

Wiley has done extensive work throughout the North Country of New York and Vermont with various educational and business organizations. He is a diversity consultant for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals of Chazy and has been a consultant to various other entities, including Pace University in Manhattan. Recently, he consulted and collaborated on the film, “Dissed Respect: The Impact of Bullying,” with the Media Lab at Mountain Lake PBS.

He resides in Peru, New York with his son.