Anne Converse Willkomm is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Department Head of Graduate Studies in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel University. In her role, she re-envisioned the MS in Professional Studies program to provide students with important applied business skills, but she further developed the program to also focus on the highly desired softer skills such as communication, writing, self-assessment, critical thinking and empathy. She also developed the MS in Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sectors program—preparing students to grow and lead nonprofit organizations. She manages the College’s assessment, compiling reports each term detailing trends, etc.
In addition, Anne serves on many University committees including the Faculty Committee on Civic Engagement, Graduate Grade Appeal Committee, Assessment Liaison Committee, and she chairs the Graduate Excellence Awards Committee, and co-chairs the Software Evaluation Committee. She is also the Academic Director for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship at Drexel University.
Prior to Drexel, she served as a faculty member and the Program Director for the MA in Publishing at Rosemont College. She has worked in banking, and she has years of nonprofit experience as a board member, director of development, and volunteer. Anne earned her BA in Psychology at Bowdoin College and her MFA in Creative Writing at Rosemont College. Her creative work has been published in a variety of literary journals. She maintains a weekly blog exploring relevant topics to working professionals. She has presented on topics including assessment, empathy in the workplace, and nonprofits. In addition, she has conducted webinars on communication, influencing others and Amazon.