Phone: (361) 570-4565
As an educator, collaborator, and innovator, Woodrow Wilson Wagner is committed to developing the skills, strengthening the character, and challenging the intellect of his students. With over eighteen years of developing curriculum and delivering dynamic courses in interactive environments, Mr. Wagner’s experiences have promoted student development, administrative management, and institutional service.
Woodrow Wilson Wagner was born and raised in Victoria, TX and graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Speech Communication. After working in Washington DC as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Greg Laughlin, he moved back to Victoria and worked at Memorial High School for three years as a Debate Coach/Speech and Broadcasting Teacher while completing his MA in Speech Communication at Texas State University. He then moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and began working as a Speech Instructor for Tarrant, Dallas, and Collin County Colleges. For nine years, he was an Associate Professor of Communications and Politics and the Faculty Development Coordinator at The Art Institute of Dallas, during which time he also completed an MA in Politics from the University of Dallas. In November 2015, he became the Director for General Education at The Art Institute of California- Sacramento and worked there for the past three years improving the quality of course delivery, student learning outcomes, faculty development, and institutional effectiveness.
Mr. Wagner is excited to return to his hometown and give something back to the wonderful community that help mold the person he is today. Not surprisingly, he is inspired by the legacy of President Woodrow Wilson who once said, “We are not men because we have skill of hand, but we are men because we have an elevation of spirit. It is in the spirit that we live and not merely in the task of the day.” As an educator, Mr. Wagner seeks to elevate the intellectual spirit of his students by helping them use communication to exercise their freedom, listen to/understand the specific needs of diverse groups, and execute unique and innovative solutions to make their community a better place.