Nadine V. Wedderburn is Associate Professor and Mentor at SUNY Empire State College in Schenectady, New York. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from Florida International University, an M.S. in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research and teaching foci center on the relationship of public policy, culture and social development. A strong advocate of lifelong learning, Dr. Wedderburn enjoys working with adult students to help them uncover their knowledge, skills and abilities lodged in traditional and non-traditional spaces of learning.