Walden University and its students, alumni, and faculty are making news. The following articles appeared in the media this year. To read each article, please click on the headline.

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Nguyen: Supporting Austin’s Growing Vietnamese Community
myStatesman.com (Texas)
October 25, 2015

Tuyet Hue Nguyen, who received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden, has been participating in the area Vietnamese community’s annual health fair for 14 years.

CBC Hires Elder for Director Position
thecabin.net (Arkansas)
October 24, 2015

Stephen Elder, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student at Walden, has joined Central Baptist College as director of institutional effectiveness.

How Emotional Intelligence Builds Effective Teams
October 19, 2015

Dr. Lori K. LaCivita, program director for the MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology programs in Walden University’s School of Psychology, discusses how I-O psychologists are taking a closer look at emotional intelligence to learn how different generations can work together effectively.

Big Bend Appoints Grant Manager for Drone Program
Columbia Basin Herald (Washington)
October 15, 2015

Big Bend Community College appointed Patrick Ford as the grant manager for the college’s new drone technology program, which is slated for a fall 2016 launch. Ford earned his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) from Walden University, and he holds both sport pilot and advanced ground instructor certificates.

Malcolm Named to Canton Bank Post
Wicked Local Canton (Ohio)
October 15, 2015

Sharlene Malcolm, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student at Walden University, has joined Canton Co-Operative Bank as director of retail and business development.

Remembrance Gives Voice to Victims of Domestic Violence
C&G Newspapers (Michigan)
October 15, 2015

Kelly Mays, a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision student at Walden University, was the keynote speaker at a ceremony held at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan, to honor victims of domestic violence.

Charter Oak Health Center Names New CEO
HartfordBusiness.com (Connecticut)
October 13, 2015

Charter Oak Health Center has appointed interim CEO and President Nichelle A. Mullins, who earned her Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Walden, to head up the health organization permanently.

Ex-Paratrooper, Classical Pianist is Oak Harbor's New Top Exec
Whidbey News-Times (Washington)
October 10, 2015

Doug Merriman, who earned his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) from Walden University, is a “classical pianist turned elite paratrooper turned West Point cadet turned Green Beret instructor turned accountant turned doctor of philosophy.” He is now the city administrator for Oak Harbor.

Expert: An MPA Degree Provides Plenty of Opportunities
American City & County®
October 7, 2015

Dr. Linda Kiltz, program director for Walden’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, discusses why now is a good time to pursue an MPA degree.

ReThink Charter Academy & the TriOptimal Learning Model
CJSW 90.9 FM (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
October 1, 2015

Dr. Heather Macdonald, a Walden University PhD in Psychology graduate and 2013 Scholar of Change winner, discussed her research on The TriOptimal Learning Model™ and her affiliation with the ReThink Charter Academy.


5 Historical Facts That Will Make You Proud to be a Millennial
September 22, 2015

Walden University’s 2011 Social Change Impact Report found that millennials are willing to act on their desire to help others. In the year leading up to the survey, 81% of respondents had donated money, goods, or services,” and 68% had worked as volunteers.

Wright Named Assistant Director of Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Advocate Messenger, Kentucky
September 22, 2015

Pam Wright, who earned her MS in Education (MSEd) from Walden, has been named as assistant director for the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Spring Lake Mayor Announces Candidacy for US Senate
September 21, 2015

Mayor Chris Rey, who holds a BS in Business Administration from Walden, announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate. Rey is currently the mayor of Spring Lake, North Carolina, and a former U.S. soldier. His service and leadership in the armed forces earned him military accolades, including the Bronze Star.

Concordia University’s Associate Degree Program Makes College Possible for More Students
Milwaukee Courier, Wisconsin
September 19, 2015

Michael Hall, director of Concordia University’s Design Your Future (DYF) program and a PhD in Management student at Walden, says the DYF program allows Milwaukee students a chance to grow their education and expand their career options.

Meet the Teacher: New Principals at Muskegon High School, Lakeside Elementary
September 17, 2015

Arthur Garner, a graduate of Walden's Doctor of Education (EdD) program, has been selected as the new principal of Muskegon High School. His doctoral study examined how professional development can improve professional learning communities, specifically for math teachers.

Back to School: C-PP Grad is Now Head of the Class
September 12, 2015

Allison O'Lenick Kittner, who earned her MS in Education (MSEd) from Walden, is a new teacher at Winfield Elementary School. Her students will be one of a few third-grade classes in the district to pilot an English Language Arts (ELA) program, previously taught only in the lower grades.

Coliseum Medical Centers Introduces Bridget Denzik as Chief Nursing Officer
Middle Georgia CEO
September 9, 2015

Coliseum Medical Centers is proud to announce Bridget Denzik, MSN, RN, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at Walden, has been named as the chief nursing officer for Coliseum Medical Centers.

Women in the Military
September 9, 2015

Dr. Yvonne Doll, a faculty member in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program in Walden’s School of Management and 1981 West Point graduate, has served more than 20 years in the active duty Army and recently coauthored a book with Ruth Van Dyke about trailblazing women in the military.

Caldwell Teacher Honored With Presidential Award
Idaho Press-Tribune
September 2, 2015

Melyssa Ferro, a science teacher at Syringa Middle School and graduate of Walden’s MS in Education (MSEd) program, received the prestigious 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and was honored in July by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. She was selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level. Ferro received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.


BGA Adds Staff, Administrators at All Levels
Franklin Home Page (Tennessee)
August 31, 2015

Dr. Scott Johnson, who received his Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University, has joined Battle Ground Academy (BGA) as a faculty member in the History Department and assistant coach for the football and basketball teams. Dr. Johnson is an award-winning educator who was named the 2014 History Teacher of the Year by Tennessee History Day and the Tennessee Historical Society.

Interview With Luis Javier Guerrero, Founder of the Young Warriors Reading Project
La Bloga
August 31, 2015

Luis Javier Guerrero, a disabled veteran employed with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department in Houston who is working toward his MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University, talks about his initiative to create the Young Warriors Reading Project.

Henry Ford College Appoints New Director for M-TEC
dbusiness (Michigan)
August 26, 2015

Henry Ford College has appointed Dr. Patricia A. Chatman, who earned her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, as its new director of workforce and professional development for the college's Michigan Technical Education Center in Dearborn.

Walker County Schools Welcomes New Technology, Coordinator
Weekly Community News (Tennessee)
August 25, 2015

Walker County Schools’ new Coordinator of Instructional Technology Mike Afdahl, who earned his MS in Education from Walden University, explains Google Classroom, the new platform that allows a teacher to see a student writing live and provide feedback.

Gloria Gaynor Does More Than Sing Across Grand Strand
Myrtle Beach Online
August 25, 2015

Gloria Gaynor, the singer of late ’70s disco anthem “I Will Survive,” loves to share the inspiration that went global from that song, especially in supporting various charities. She earned her BS in Psychology from Walden University and has performed in more than 80 countries.

Hall Ready to Take Lead at Health Department
Daily Telegraph
August 17, 2015

Martha Hall, who earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University, is taking over as Lenawee County's health officer. Hall, who recently reached her 20-year anniversary with the Lenawee County Health Department, was promoted to environmental health director in 2008.

Tabitha Aldridge Joins Mary Black Health System
August 16, 2015

The Mary Black Health System has appointed Tabitha Aldridge, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, as the new chief quality officer.

School Administrative Appointments Announced
August 13, 2015

Dr. Elizabeth Beasley, who received her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University, has been appointed supervisor of human resources in the Department of Human Resources at St. Mary's County Public Schools in Maryland.

Women Worth Watching 2015
Profiles in Diversity® Journal
August 13, 2015

Dr. Andrea Lindell, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Nursing, is among 100 top women business leaders representing corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe, nominated by their employers for their passion, their potential, and their positive influence both inside and outside of the workplace. The stories of their professional achievements and their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careers are featured in the magazine’s print and online editions. 

Oubre Explains Why He Got a PhD
The Record (Texas)
August 12, 2015

Dr. Shawn Oubre, city manager for Orange, Texas, talks about why he pursued his PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.

NSA, DHS Name Walden University as Cyber Defense Education Center of Academic Excellence; Karlyn Barilovits Comments
August 3, 2015

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Walden University a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. “With this designation, Walden is nationally recognized as being committed to academic excellence in cyber security education, preparing students for challenging careers that meet the increasingly urgent needs of the U.S. government, industry and academia,” said Dr. Karlyn Barilovits, associate dean of Walden’s School of Information Systems and Technology.

Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Local Mayo Clinic
Faribault Daily News (Minnesota)
August 3, 2015

Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna, Minnesota, announced the addition of Gretchen Zinsli, family nurse practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University.


Early Childhood Teacher Education and Competency-Based Learning
July 28, 2015

Dr. Martha Cheney, program director for Walden University’s competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program, offered through Tempo Learning™, discusses how competency-based education (CBE) programs allow early childhood educators to apply prior knowledge and skills gained through classroom practice so they can progress through a degree program in less time.

Tapping Into the Employment Potential of the Public Services Sector
PA Times
July 28, 2015

Dr. Linda Kiltz, program director for Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, discusses why recent MPA graduates are in a positive job market.

Walden Alumna Enhances Capabilities in IT
BusinessDay (Nigeria)
July 28, 2015

The growing presence of women in the field of information technology in Nigeria is a reflection of changes in the sector over the past decade. For Walden University alumna Whyte Stella Tonye, who recently completed the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program, the desire to succeed in the field of IT to make more meaningful contributions to her organization and community far outweighed these challenges.

Gwinnett County Schools Names Two New Principals
Gwinnett Daily Post (Georgia)
July 26, 2015

Christine Douthart, who earned her MS in Education (MSEd) degree from Walden University, will lead Five Forks Middle School.

Walden U. Responds to Report on Graduate-Student Debt
The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22, 2015

President Jonathan Kaplan responded on behalf of Walden University to recent media coverage about The Chronicle’s opinion piece on the Center for American Progress’s report on graduate student debt.

Dr. Malou Harrison, President of Miami Dade College
Caribbean Today
July 21, 2015

Jamaican-born Dr. Malou Chantal Harrison is the president of Miami Dade College’s North Campus. Dr. Harrison is completing her PhD in Education with a specialization in Community College Leadership at Walden University. She is also responsible for overseeing the education of some 50,000 college students, leading faculty and staff, managing budgets and acting in other administrative roles.

Home Health Agency Names Clinical Director
Stowe Today (Vermont)
June 16, 2015

Derek Kouwenhoven, who earned his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Walden University, has been appointed director of clinical services for Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice.

Quadriplegic Athlete Jennifer Peterson
July 11, 2015

In 1983, at age 17, Jennifer Peterson was injured while downhill skiing. The injury left her a quadriplegic, with no use of her legs and limited use of her arms. While her body was different, her drive and determination to succeed was not. She earned her PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Walden University and became an executive coach.

Global Health Service Partnership Volunteer Returns to Africa to Empower Communities and Improve Health in Tanzania
Peace Corps
July 9, 2015

Eunice Kimunai, who earned her PhD in Public Health from Walden University, recently returned from Tanzania after working for a year as a nurse and health educator with the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), an innovative collaboration between the Peace Corps, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the nonprofit organization Seed Global Health.

Jose Hernandez Named Mansfield Senior Principal
Mansfield News Journal (New Jersey)
July 8, 2015

Jose Hernandez, who earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden, was approved by the Mansfield City Schools’ Board of Education to serve as the new principal at Mansfield Senior High School.

Texas Health Azle Names Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Weatherford Democrat
July 8, 2015

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has named Tonya Sosebee, who received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden, as assistant chief nursing officer. In her new role, she will oversee patient satisfaction measures and process improvements and serve as a role model and mentor for the nursing staff.

Wexner Medical Center Intern Creates App For Recovering Addicts
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
July 7, 2015

Brandi Spaulding, an intern in addiction medicine at Wexner Medical Center who is working toward her PhD in Psychology at Walden University, collaborated with The Ohio State University computer science students to create the free Squirrel Recovery app. Through Spaulding’s innovation, those looking to recover from drug addiction might find the help and support they need.

Real Talk About Breast Cancer
Minority Nurse
July 2015

Dr. Phyllis Morgan, faculty member in Walden University’s School of Nursing, writes about research with colleagues on how fatigue affects African-American women undergoing breast cancer treatment.


Emory & Henry College Names Founding Chair and Program Director for Physician Assistant Program
Bristol Herald Courier (Virginia)
June 25, 2015

Emory & Henry College has named Scott Richards, the founding chair and program director for its developing Physician Assistant Program, as part of its continued expansion of the School of Health Science in Marion, Virginia. Richards completed both his MS in Psychology and PhD in Psychology from Walden University.

The Best Places for Law Enforcement Officers
June 22, 2015

Dr. Ben Tafoya, program director for undergraduate programs in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University, discusses how local leaders can help nurture trust and positive community relations between police officers and the public they are charged with protecting.

Three Elements Key to Supporting the Success of ‘New Traditional’ Students
The EvoLLLution
June 22, 2015

Dr. Eric Riedel, chief academic officer at Walden University, writes that new traditional students are pursuing their education in a different context, including through online programs. Because of this, the ways to communicate and engage with these students need to be targeted and include three key critical elements: relevance, meaningful faculty engagement, and support services.

Glenwood Elementary Educator Anthony Grisillo Completes Tenure as Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year
The Delaware County Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
June 16, 2015

Rose Tree Media School District’s Anthony Grisillo completed his tenure as Pennsylvania’s 2014 State/Territory Teacher of the Year with a trip to Washington, DC, to represent the commonwealth as its nominee for National Teacher of the Year. As part of the award, he will be pursuing his PhD in Education at Walden University.

Healthcare Education Is a Lifeline for the National Economy
The National (United Arab Emirates)
June 13, 2015

Dr. Mountasser Kadrie, program director for the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program in Walden University’s College of Health Sciences, writes that investment in the healthcare service delivery system in the United Arab Emirates can stimulate sustainable growth and economic benefits in sectors such as construction, medical technology, medical insurance, higher education, training, and finance.

RCSO Chief Deputy Scott Freeman Named Athens-Clarke County Police Chief
Rockdale Citizen (Georgia)
June 9, 2015

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Freeman has been named police chief for Athens-Clarke County. Freeman earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University.

Dawn Cordova Receives Bishop Afonya Healthcare Scholarship
Crookston Times (Minnesota)
June 1, 2015

The RiverView Foundation announced that Dawn Cordova, a nurse in the inpatient unit at RiverView Health and a student in Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization, has been awarded the ninth annual $1,000 Bishop Afonya Healthcare Scholarship for the 2015–2016 academic year.

West Africa: Ecowas Diplomat Commends Liberians for Defeating Ebola
June 1, 2015

Weeks after the World Health Organization declared Liberia to be free of the deadly Ebola virus, a top Liberian diplomat for the Economic Community of West African States—William Deiyan Towah, a PhD in Public Policy and Administration student at Walden University—commended the president and the people of Liberia for their steadfastness and collective commitment.


Todd Russ Accepts Top Position at Saint Croix Lutheran
Lillie News (Minnesota)
May 24, 2015

Todd Russ, who received an Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) in Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development from Walden University, has accepted the position of president at St. Croix Lutheran.

While One Police Chief Steps Down, Another Steps Up to the Plate
KUAM (Guam)
May 22, 2015

Governor Eddie Calvo announced that Joseph Cruz, a current Walden University PhD in Public Policy and Administration student specializing in criminal justice, will become the new chief of police of the Guam Police Department.

Students Honored for Academic Achievements
Spring Grove Herald (Minnesota)
May 12, 2015

Leah Morken, who gave an address to honor students at Spring Grove High School, talked about her experience as a student in Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program.

LECOM Nurse Shares Wound Care Knowledge
GoErie.com (Pennsylvania)
May 8, 2015

Jillian Abata, RN, is program director of the LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Millcreek Community Hospital. She is also pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Leadership and Management from Walden University. She earned her wound care certification from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy in Boston and has worked at the LECOM Institute since it opened in January 2014.

Augusta Health Recognizes Top Nurses
Augusta Free Press (Virginia)
May 7, 2015

On Nurses Day, Augusta Health nurses who received academic degrees over the past year were recognized for their achievements. Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduates honored included Pat Benson, Gena Johnson, Dianne Moody, Kim Nelson and Jeri Pugh.

Elkhart Central Teacher Nominated for National Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year Contest
The Elkhart Truth (Indiana)
May 5, 2015

Janet Riley, a PhD in Education student at Walden University who has taught at Elkhart Central High School for 35 years, was chosen from 129 entries at the Mishawaka Barnes & Noble for the “My Favorite Teacher” contest. Now she has a shot at $10,000 in the national Teacher of the Year contest.

South Salem and Porterdale Elementary Schools Get New Principals for Next School Year
Newtown Citizen (Georgia)
May 4, 2015

Nikkita Warfield, who is working toward her Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden University, will head Porterdale Elementary in the upcoming school year.


Professionalizing the Early Childhood Field
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) blog
April 29, 2015

Dr. Martha Cheney, program director for MS in Early Childhood Studies in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, says the increased knowledge and specialized skills acquired through continued learning and education can lead to opportunities beyond the classroom for those who work directly with young children in early childhood classroom settings. New competency-based education (CBE) programs, such as Walden’s competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies offered through Tempo Learning™, allow early childhood educators to apply prior knowledge and skills gained through classroom practice.

How to Get Millennials’ Attention
April 22, 2015

Millennials widely agree that businesses shouldn’t just be about making money; they should be about creating a better world. 81% of them have donated money, goods, or services, according to Walden University’s Social Change Impact Report.

Eakins Will Serve as ISU’s Director of Public Safety
Idaho State Journal
April 20, 2015

Idaho State University has hired Lewis Eakins, a Walden University PhD in Public Policy and Administration student, as its new director of public safety.

Education Dept. Approves Two More Direct Assessment Programs
Inside Higher Ed
April 15, 2015

Walden University received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to disburse Title IV financial aid to students enrolled in its new competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program using a direct assessment model. So far, six institutions have earned approval from the department and regional accreditors for direct assessment programs.

Holder Named 2015 Wilson County Teacher of the Year
Lebanon Democrat, Tennessee
April 14, 2015

Kali Meyer Holder, a Walden University PhD in Education student and a seventh-grade math teacher at Walter J. Baird Middle School, was named the 2015 Wilson County Teacher of the Year.

Dallas Police Officer Helping Prepare Report on Ferguson Unrest
The Dallas Morning News
April 12, 2015

Dallas police Lt. Roy Alston, who earned his PhD in Applied Management and Decision Systems (now PhD in Management) from Walden University, is among five researchers from across the country working on an upcoming report for the U.S. Justice Department to determine whether local authorities properly handled the massive protests after the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Dr. Alston’s dissertation was about why some police officers misbehave on the job, and he has contributed to research at the Caruth Police Institute.

Good Cyber Security Can't Be Bought At Wal-Mart
April 2, 2015

Dr. Gary Griffith, faculty member in the School of Information Systems and Technology at Walden University, explains why it is important that businesses educate employees on cyber security.


The Barriers to Technology in Education
The Huffington Post
March 30, 2015

The Walden University-commissioned 2010 study, Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths, is cited in an article about the effects of technology on student learning and skills.

Lorain Woman Finds Path from Housing Projects to Doctorate Degree
The Morning Journal, Ohio
March 29, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Howard, who earned her PhD in Health Services from Walden University, is profiled. “It doesn’t matter your age, your background, your economic status. It doesn’t matter what you do,” Jackson-Howard said, advising to aim high. “You have the ability to do it and it takes a lot of hard work.”

Stuart Bowe Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Resort Operations at Atlantis, Paradise Island
Travel Agent Central
March 26, 2015

Stuart Bowe, who earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Walden University, has been named senior vice president and general manager of resort operations at Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas.

People on the Move in Kalamazoo
March 26, 2015

Sara Bailey, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Walden University, has joined the team at Bronson LakeView Family Care – Paw Paw.

Embracing the Ongoing Push for Progress
Counseling Today
March 25, 2015

One of the most effective ways of helping LGBT students is to work toward enacting change on an institutional level, says Dr. Colleen Logan, a past president of the American Counseling Association and the program coordinator for the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program at Walden University.

GES Teacher is Somerset County 2015 Teacher of the Year
Delmarva Now, Maryland
March 21, 2015

Melodi Power, who earned her MS in Education (MSEd) from Walden University, is a 15-year teaching veteran and media specialist at Greenwood Elementary School and Somerset County's 2015 Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Somaliland: Edna Adan Officiates Walden University Function
Somaliland Sun
March 21, 2015

Keynote speaker for Walden University's 53rd Commencement in Orlando, Florida, Edna Adan, the former foreign minister and first lady of Somalia, shared her words of wisdom with the January 2015 graduating class.

Pursuing a Career in Health Informatics
Military Medical/CBRN Technology
March 20, 2015

Walden University School of Health Sciences faculty member Dr. Ken Bobis discusses the MS in Health Informatics program. “Students benefit from courses designed and taught by industry leaders, health informatics experts, national policymakers and researchers. They also gain in-depth knowledge of health information systems management, quality assessment and improvement, and the business and financial aspects of health information,” he said.

Nigeria: Are Nursing Educators Becoming Endangered Species?
March 20, 2015

Dr. Andrea Lindell, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Nursing, discusses the need for nurse educators in Nigeria and other African countries.

Dissertation Explores Trauma Experienced by Spouses of Convicted Felons
The Afro-American Newspapers
March 18, 2015

Convicted felons are not the only ones who feel the isolation of incarceration. According to Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson, a Walden University PhD in Human Services graduate, the families of convicted felons suffer similarly—and not just the grief of the loss. Dr. Hart-Johnson realized the undiscovered impact of the American prison system during her research study for her doctoral dissertation titled, Symbolic Imprisonment, Grief, and Coping Theory: African American Women With Incarcerated Mates.

Devon Nicely Joins DSLCC Nursing Program Faculty
The Roanoke Times, Virginia
March 17, 2015

Devon Nicely, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined Dabney S. Lancaster Community College as an adjunct instructor in the practical nursing program.

Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Tech for Good
March 15, 2015

The 2014 Social Change Impact Report, published by Walden University, is listed as an important resource that can be used to help nonprofits worldwide craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan.

Millikin Professor and Husband are Saving Lives in Nigeria
March 14, 2015

Florence Folami, who earned her PhD in Public Health from Walden University, established Cross of Christ Ministries in her home country of Nigeria, starting with a church in 2006 and continuing with a 10-bed hospital last spring, with plans to open an orphanage this summer.

Top 20: Chris Taylor
Hattiesburg American, Mississippi
March 14, 2015

Chris Taylor, who earned his BS in Business Administration at Walden University, serves as the director of information technology for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a position he has held since 2012. He is based out of NASA's Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi, which houses one of DHS' two information technology hubs in the country.

Join a Virtual Club as an Online Student
U.S. News & World Report
March 12, 2015

Tierra Wilson, PhD in Psychology student at Walden University and active member of Walden’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, says students trying to find out about online clubs and organizations— and about whether they’re a potential fit—should look at a group’s mission, their vision, and how the club can connect back to a student’s academic experience.

New Web Resource Highlights Research-Based Connections Between Food and Disease
The Stanly News & Press, North Carolina
March 3, 2015

Aubrey Mast, who earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University, developed a web resource for N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Healthy Living is focused on sharing information directly from PHHI researchers, specifically identifying food crops that impact disease and promote a healthy body.


Destination DC Names Jessica Mayorga as Director of Communications
February 26, 2015

Destination DC has announced that Jessica Mayorga, who earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Walden University, has joined the organization as the new director of communications.

Lindsay Oversees Mental Health in Large Swath of Eastern Oregon
East Oregonian
February 26, 2015

Kimberly Lindsay, a Walden University MS in Psychology graduate, serves as mental health director for Morrow, Grant, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties in Oregon.

Bahamian Distance Runner Writes Book on Social Emotional Empowerment
February 26, 2015

Dr. Marilyn Simmons Bowe, a Walden University PhD in Education graduate, was born a child of poverty in Nassau, Bahamas, in an urban low socioeconomic area. Her writing interests center around educating children of poverty, and her dissertation focused on the effects of emotions on outcomes, in particular, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning outcomes.

How Motherhood Changed My Feminism
February 23, 2015

Tamar Shtrambrand, a PhD in Psychology student at Walden University, writes about how, as the mother of three children, she reflected on her value system and is practicing a new kind of feminism.

2015 40 Under Forty: Brian T. Long
Triad Business Journal
February 20, 2015

Brian T. Long, regional former offender specialist for the North Carolina Department of Commerce and a PhD in Human Services student at Walden University, has been named to Triad Business Journal’s 2015 40 Under Forty list.

Lane Tech Principal Chosen to Head Deerfield High
Chicago Tribune
February 19, 2015

Christopher Dignam, who earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden University, has been named principal of Deerfield High School.

Molding the Future
Index-Journal, South Carolina
February 16, 2015

Leonard Martin, who earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Walden, has organized the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Teen Forum for eight years in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Good Governance and Sustainable Development...the case of post-conflict Liberia
Modern Ghana
February 15, 2015

William Deiyan Towah, a PhD in Public Policy and Administration student at Walden University, writes that “the call for particularly post-conflict countries, such as Liberia, to establish good governance system is overwhelming.”

White Plains' Berkeley College Appoints New Dean
White Plains Daily Voice, New York
February 12, 2015

Dr. Beth M. Castiglia, who holds a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) from Walden University, has been appointed dean of the Larry L. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College.

Unified Government Names New Director for Health Department
February 11, 2015

Dr. Larry Franken, who earned his PhD in Public Health at Walden University, is the new director of the Wyandotte County Public Health Department

Charity's Founder Finds Own Trials Fuel Efforts
The Ledger (Florida)
February 4, 2015

Carol Zoffinger, who is pursuing a PhD in Human Services from Walden University, started Zoe's Journey in 2009. She featured her organization, a nonprofit providing inpatient and outpatient services for mothers who are homeless or struggling with addiction, in her winning Scholars of Change video.


Hamblen County Announces 2015 Teachers of the Year
Citizen Tribune (Tennessee)
January 31, 2015

First-grade teacher Amanda Bowman, who received her MS in Education from Walden University, is a Hamblen County school-level teacher of the year.

Going Back to School – It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore
Parenting PA
January 31, 2015

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, gives advice to those considering how to balance their education with all of life’s other responsibilities.

Johnson Named Educator of the Year
Southern Maryland News Net
January 25, 2015

Larry Johnson, an instructional specialist for Charles County Public Schools, was recently named the 2014 Arc of Southern Maryland Charles County Educator of the Year. He is currently a Doctor of Education (EdD) student at Walden University.

The Graying of Nurse Educators
Advance for Nurses
January 2015

Dr. Andrea Lindell, associate dean in Walden University’s School of Nursing, discusses the critical need to prepare more nurse educators to meet the future challenges in healthcare. (see page 8)

Revealing Long-Held Secrets Can Be Difficult, Liberating
Detroit Free Press
January 23, 2015

Dr. Colleen Logan, program coordinator of the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program at Walden University, says she believes well-being, quality of life, and health are positively affected by “coming out” or sharing a secret with loved ones.

T.W. Josey Teacher Creates Children's Show to Make Change
Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
January 23, 2015

Benjamin Isaac, a Doctor of Education (EdD) student at Walden University, was named a Scholar of Change for producing an inspirational video focusing on the future of education and transforming the way children learn.

Hall Named Lehman Teacher of the Year
Ventura County Star (California)
January 23, 2015

Tracy Hall, a Walden University MS in Education graduate, received the 2014 Distinguished Teaching award at Lehman Catholic High School.

Butler Health System Official to Tackle Healthcare Reimbursement Policies
Tribune-Review (Pennsylvania)
January 17, 2015

Donna Haid, who received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Nursing Informatics from Walden University, is now Butler Health System's director of emerging payment reform, a newly formed position.

Walden U Launches Competency-Based Master's Program in Early Childhood Ed
THE Journal
January 14, 2015

Walden University has unveiled a new initiative designed to allow students to earn degrees online at their own pace. With Tempo Learning, the first program of the initiative will be a competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership.

Faculty Designs Competency-Based Master’s Program
January 13, 2015

Walden University is introducing a new self-paced educational experience to help students customize their learning. Offered through Tempo Learning, the initial program is the new competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership.

Nurse Empowers Las Vegas Women to a Higher Education
CBS Las Vegas
January 12, 2015

Theresa Chevalier, who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Walden University, is a board-certified advanced-practice registered nurse for Women’s Health Associates of Southern Nevada.

Major General Salihu Uba Appointed Commander of UN Mission in Liberia
Information Nigeria
January 9, 2015

Maj. Gen. Uba, commander of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, has been appointed as the force commander for the United Nations mission in Liberia by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He is currently a Walden University PhD in Public Policy and Administration student specializing in Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace.

Medical Associates Welcomes Bridget Paris
Independence Bulletin Journal (Iowa)
January 3, 2015

Bridget Paris, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, has joined the team of professionals at Medical Associates as an advanced registered nurse practitioner.

Health Center Welcomes New Physicians
The Emporia Gazette (Kansas)
January 2, 2015

Erin Carlile, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has joined the Flint Hills Community Health Center as a nurse practitioner.