Dr. Amanda Wickramasinghe passion for education has been the driving force behind her career. Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. She received her master’s degree in education from California State University, Northridge. Amanda recently graduated with her Doctorate of Education in from Pepperdine University. Amanda is currently pursuing her second doctorate in “Global Leadership & Change” from Pepperdine University. She has been in education, for the past 10 years in multiple different roles such as an educator, administrator, and director. She is currently an educational consultant specializing in enhancing curriculum. Amanda’s consulting work consists of counseling students to achieve their academic objectives in order to get accepted to the university of their choice. She is continuing her efforts to do scholarly research that makes significant contributions to enhance the development of education. She is currently adding to the existing body of literature on how to change the course of education and accelerating higher education. Amanda’s dissertation work was on Ed-technology specifically “how can iPad tablets improve education”.
Amanda is currently an adjunct faculty of education and leadership.She has presented several research papers on how we can incorporate technology and new innovative methods to improve education. In addition, her research work is evaluating approaches to accelerate higher education and developing leadership skills. Amanda’s teaching interest consists of Education, Organizational Leadership, Technology Implementation, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Development, Cognitive Development, and Global Leadership.
Amanda’s main focus is on leadership consulting, specializing on leadership boot camps, workshops, and seminars. Amanda consults with companies on organizational leadership, growth, dispute resolution, leadership management, global development and transitions. She is a strong advocate for both education and leadership. Amanda is part of numerous different leadership organizations, such as the International Leadership Association, National Association of Professional Women, and Amanda is a board member of the International Center for Global Leadership, which is annual leadership conference that is held in Belize. Amanda strongly believes in changing the world through education and proper leadership skills by setting examples. Amanda was awarded “Pepperdine University’s inaugural 40 under 40” in 2016.
When Amanda is not working, she enjoys traveling the world with her husband. Traveling the world has definitely shaped her views on how she perceives people, organizations, and situations. She loves spending quality time with family and friends.