Having served as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for 11 years, Reginald A. Wilkinson is one of the longest serving corrections directors in the nation. He is also the longest serving African-American director of any state agency in Ohio history.
Wilkinson is past president of the nation's oldest and largest corrections organization, the American Correctional Association. He is currently the president-elect of the Association of State Correctional Administrators and serves as vice-chair for North America of the International Corrections and Prisons Association.
Wilkinson's academic background includes a B.A. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in higher education administration, both from Ohio State University. He has a doctorate degree in educational foundations from the University of Cincinnati. He has served as adjunct instructor at several Ohio universities and lectured widely on a variety of correctional topics throughout the world.
Wilkinson has received numerous awards from a host of organizations for his contributions to the field of corrections. He promotes a balanced approach to the administration of justice in the United States.