Dr. Christa Washington is CEO/President of C2EW Consulting.  She is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Previously, Dr. Washington was   Director of STEM Continuing Education at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.  Before joining Fielding, she was the Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Scholar-in-Residence at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.  Her foundation for     leadership in higher education was from her seven years as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Chair of the Institutional Research Board Committee at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.

Dr. Washington recently completed the African American Board Leadership Institute.  She is a graduate of the OURS Fellowship Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she earned a Post-Doctorate Certificate in Academic Leadership.  Dr.  Washington offers significant experience in organizational development, academic leadership, women in leadership, and strategic planning.  She is also an avid proponent for diversity in the workplace, and leadership and social competencies.  Dr. Washington has published articles in the Oxford University Public Policy Journal and the International Journal of Business and Social Science.  She presented this work at the Oxford University Roundtable in 2010 and the London’s Women’s Leadership Symposium in 2012 in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Washington is a graduate of Leadership Raleigh and Emerging Leaders, both which are directed by the  Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.  She earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Walden University in Minnesota, M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional  Psychology, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas.  She holds membership in several professional organizations, including the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Scholars.  She also serves on several community Boards.  While    serving in her many roles, Dr. Washington also has time to operate her business, which provides leadership development training for women and businesses.

Dr. Washington serves as a member of the Durham Compact Board of Advisors and as its Vice Chair.