Walden administrators and members of our Board of Directors are responsible for upholding our university mission and our dedication to supporting adult learners.

University Administration

Office of the President

  • Jonathan A. Kaplan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walden University
  • Dr. Bonnie Copeland, Vice President, Education Policy and Regulation
  • Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Vice President of College Administration
  • Melvina Johnson, Director, Financial Aid
  • Linda Anthony, Bursar

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Dr. Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer
  • Peter Scanlan, Director, Admissions
  • Dr. William Schulz III, Director of Academic Initiatives
  • Dr. Mary Raeker-Rebek, Executive Director, Field Experience
  • Dr. Walter McCollum, Executive Director and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Carolyn Roney, Senior Director, Disability Services
  • Jon Lovald, Director, Military Services
  • Robert Brandt, Ombudsperson
  • Devon Edmund, Registrar and Executive Director, Registration Operations and Admissions Services

Center for Faculty Excellence

  • Dr. Annie Morgan, Executive Director
  • Dr. Laurie Bedford, Director, Policy and Procedure
  • Dr. Lyda Downs, Faculty Specialist, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Management and Technology
  • Melissa McDowell, Faculty Specialist, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, College of Health Sciences

Center for Research Quality

  • Dr. Laura Lynn, Executive Director
  • Dr. Deborah Inman, Director, Research Quality Management
  • Dr. Molly Lauck, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Leilani Endicott, Director, Research Ethics and Compliance
  • Dr. Daniel Salter, Director, Strategic Research Initiatives
  • Dr. Marydee Spillett, Associate Director
  • Dr. Annie Pezalla, Associate Director
  • Tony Ajsenberg, Associate Director
  • Dr. Matthew Jones, Methods Advisor/Faculty
  • Dr. Sunny Liu, Methods Advisor/Faculty

Center for Academic Excellence

  • Susanna L. Davidsen, Executive Director, Center for Student Success
  • Dr. Melanie Brown, Director, Academic Skills Center
  • Michelle Hajder, Director of Library Services
  • Brian Timmerman, Director, Writing Center
  • Lisa Raymond, Director, Content Management

Academic Residencies

  • Dr. Maléka Ingram, Dean
  • Dr. Rochelle Gilbert, Director of Operations
  • Dr. Juli Konopa, Director of Performance and Planning

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Jim Lenio, Executive Director
  • Dr. Shari Jorissen, Director, Assessment
  • Dr. Mitch Peterson, Director, Academic Review
  • Nicole Holland, Director, Institutional Research

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

  • Dr. Kate Steffens, Dean, Assessment, Accountability and Accreditation
  • Dr. Martha Larkin, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Diane Penland, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Deborah Bechtold, Director, College Assessment

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

  • Dr. Kelley Costner, Dean
  • Dr. Mark Clauburg, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability; General Program, Global and Comparative Education; K–12 Educational Leadership; Leadership, Policy, and Change in Education; Self-Designed Programs; BS in Instructional Design and Technology and MS in Instructional Design and Technology Programs, PhD in Educational Policy, Leadership and Management (P-20), PhD in Organizational Research, Assessment and Evaluation (P-20)
  • Dr. Mel Griffin, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Teacher Leadership Programs, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community College Leadership
  • Dr. Tiffany Hamilton, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Higher Education and Adult Learning and Adult Education; Education Specialist (EdS) Programs in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and Adult Education, Higher Education Leadership and Management, Higher Education and Adult Learning
  • Dr. Sherry Harrison, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning Programs
  • Dr. Patricia Thurmond, Program Director, EdD/EdS, Adm Leadership, Doctoral Research & Quality, MS in Higher Education, MS in Adult Learning
  • Dr. Colin (Kim) Winkelman, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher Education and Adult Education Leadership Programs; Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in College Teaching and Learning; and Higher Education Leadership Programs

School of Education and Professional Licensure

  • Dr. Janet Williams, Dean
  • Jennifer Knutson, Director, Office of Field Experience, Certification Officer
  • Dr. Martha Cheney, Program Director, Early Childhood Studies; MS in Early Childhood Studies, BS in Child Development and Competency-Based Education Early Childhood Programs
  • Dr. Alice Duhon-Ross, Program Director, MS in Education
  • Dr. Frances Reed, Program Director, Special Education Programs in the, MS in Education (MSED), Doctor of Education (EdD), PhD in Education, and Education Specialist (EdS) Programs
  • Dr. Lisa Share, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and PhD in Education in Early Childhood Education Programs; Education Specialist (EdS) and MS in Education Educational Leadership and Administration; MAT in Early Childhood Education Programs, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). BS in Elementary Ed
  • Dr. Jesus Ernesto Zamora, Program Director, MSEd specializations
  • Dr. Monique Lynch, Program Director, MSEd Core, Math K-6, Math 5-8, Math & Science, and ERM, STEM
  • Dr. Amy White, Program Director, PhD/EdD/EdS CIA, CIAE, RLA, RLAE, EDT
  • Dr. Heather Pederson, Program Director, Research and Academic Residencies
  • List of Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Jorg Westermann, Dean
  • Dr. Leslie King, Program Director, PhD in Health Services and Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)
  • Dr. Nancy Rea, Program Director, PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Dr. Kim Kato, Program Director, PhD in Health Education and Promotion, MS in Health Education and Promotion, MS in Health Informatics, MS in Clinical Research Administration
  • Dr. Mountasser Kadrie, Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Dr. Michelle Burcin, Program Director, Undergraduate Health Programs; Interim Program Director, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Johnathon Rose, Program Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Dr. Tammy Root, Research Coordinator
  • Dr. Timothy Radak, Program Coordinator, PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Dr. Shana Morrell, Program Coordinator, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Jennifer Perkins, MPH Practicum Coordinator
  • Dr. Shelly Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Health Programs
  • Dr. Linda Mast, Program Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • List of Faculty

School of Nursing

  • Dr. Andrea Lindell, Dean
  • Dr. Karen Ouzts, Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Dr. Vincent Hall, Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Specialty Practice Specializations
  • Dr. Kate Moore, Program Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Nancy Moss, Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD in Nursing
  • Dr. Linda Steele, Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Practitioner Specializations
  • Dr. Phyllis Morgan, Family Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Salma Hernandez, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Timothy Legg, Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, Leadership and Management Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Patti Urso, Nursing Education Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Tracy Scott, Nursing Informatics Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Bobbie Sue Whitworth, Nursing Graduate Core Coordinator
  • Dr. Janice Beeken, Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Dr. Jennifer Stone, Nurse Practitioner Clinical Supervisor
  • List of Faculty

College of Management and Technology

  • Dr. Karlyn A. Barilovits, Dean

School of Information Systems and Technology

  • Dr. Kathleen Simmons, Program Director of BS in Information Technology, BS in Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Steve Case, Program Director of Master of Information Systems Management and MS in Information Technology, Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
  • List of Faculty

School of Management

  • Dr. Roberto Castaneda, Program Director, BS in Accounting, MS in Accounting and MS in Finance
  • Dr. K. Allyson Wattley Gee, Program Director, BS in Business Communication, BS in Communication and MS in Communication
  • Dr. Rebecca Sidler Krysiak, Program Director of Master of Business Administration, MS in Management and MS in Leadership
  • Dr. John McDonald, Program Director of BS in Business Administration, MS in Marketing and MS in Human Resource Management
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Interim Program Director, DBA
  • Dr. Kathleen Simmons, Program Director, MS in Project Management
  • Dr. Sandy L. Kolberg, Program Director, PhD in Management program
  • List of Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean
  • Dr. Colleen Logan, Program Director, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; MS in School Counseling; PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Dr. Tracy Senstock, Program Director, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. K. Elizabeth McDonald, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. Ljubica Spiro, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. April Young, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. Robyn Trippany-Simmons, Director of Residency, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, Skills Development Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Lori Milo, Academic Integrity Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Jason King, Student Development Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Kristi Cannon, Director of Assessment, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Esther Benoit, Assessment Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Rachel Dilts, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in School Counseling
  • Dr. April Crable, Director of Field Experience, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Stephanie J. W. Ford , Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Jason Patton, Academic Program Coordinator, Counselor Education and Supervision, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and Addiction Counseling
  • Dr. Maranda Brown, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Kara Andrus, Director of Field Education, School Counseling
  • List of Faculty

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Marilyn Powell, Dean
  • Dr. Patricia Costello, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, Program Director, MS in Psychology and MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Lori LaCivita, Program Director, MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MS and PhD in Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership
  • Dr. Timothy Lionetti, Program Director, MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Amy Sickel, Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Educational, General, Health and Social Psychology Specializations
  • Dr. Kristen Beyer, Program Director, MS and PhD in Forensic Psychology
  • Dr. Meredith McKee, Academic Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Mary Pinon, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Psychology
  • Dr. Leann Stadtlander, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Elisha Galaif, Senior Research Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Rodney Ford, Field Placement Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Matthew Fearrington, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Director of Academic Operations and Residency, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Chet Lesniak, Regulatory and Licensing Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Barbara deVelasco, Academic Program Coordinator, Forensic Psychology Programs
  • Dr. John Schmidt, Academic Program Coordinator, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Donna Heretick, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Mona Hanania, Faculty Engagement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Mitchell Hicks, Student Development, School of Psychology
  • List of Faculty

School of Public Policy and Administration

  • Dr. Shana Garrett, Dean
  • Dr. Linda Kiltz, Program Director, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and, MS in Emergency Management
  • Dr. Kimberley Blackmon, Program Director of BS in Criminal Justice, MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management, and PhD in Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Dana-Marie Thomas, Academic Program Coordinator
  • Dr. Jimmy Middlebrook, Assessment Director, School of Public Policy and Administration and School of Psychology
  • List of Faculty

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean
  • Dr. Lisa Moon, Program Director, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Dr. Melissa Earle, Program Director, Master of Social Work (MSW), PhD in Social Work, and Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
  • Dr. Kristin Wilkinson, Program Director, BS in Human Services
  • Dr. William Barkley, Program Director, MS and PhD in Human and Social Services Programs
  • Dr. Peter Meagher, Director of Residency, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Dionne Spooner, Director of Field Experience, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Dr. Kimberly Kick, Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Dr. Alice Yick, Academic Program Coordinator, Doctoral Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Debra Rice, Academic Program Coordinator, Doctoral Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Donna McElveen, Director of Field Experience, Master of Social Work
  • Megan Arneson, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Callie Richey, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Patrick Maloney, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Molly Raymond, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Heidi Hasbargen, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work

Center for General Education

  • Dr. Steven Danver, Executive Director
  • Dr. Jon Paulson, Assessment and Data Coordinator
  • Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, Academic Coordinator, Humanities, Composition and General Education
  • Dr. Eric Bliss, Academic Coordinator, Natural Science, Math, and Communication
  • Dr. Jude Okpala, Faculty, Humanities
  • Dr. Gary Carson, Faculty, Communications
  • List of Faculty

Board of Directors

  • Paula Singer, Board Chair Chief Network Officer, Laureate Education
  • Sean R. Creamer Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Merkle, Inc.
  • Donna M. Dorsey Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting
  • Luis Duran Chief Executive Officer, Universidad del Valle de Mexico
  • Dr. William G. Durden Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Bath Spa University Joint Professor (Research), School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University President Emeritus, Dickinson College
  • Toni L. Freeman Chief Operating Officer, The Mint Museum
  • Dr. Charles O. Heller President, Annapolis Capital Group
  • Jonathan A. Kaplan President and Chief Executive Officer, Walden University
  • John E. Kobara Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, California Community Foundation
  • Dr. Anita McDonald Penn State DuBois, Chancellor Emerita
  • Lee McGee Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Restructure Holdings, Inc.
  • Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz Founding President, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
  • Dr. Barbara Solomon Professor and Vice Provost Emerita, University of Southern California
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