Having served as director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for 12 years, Reginald A. Wilkinson is one of the longest serving corrections directors in the nation. He is also the longest serving African-American director at any state agency in Ohio history.
Wilkinson is past president of the nationís 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.
Wilkinsonís 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 (Ed.d.) in educational foundations from the University of Cincinnati. He has served as an adjunct instructor at several Ohio universities and lectured widely on a variety of correctional topics throughout the world.
Wilkinson has received 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.