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, Interim President
  • Dr. Bonnie Copeland, Vice President, Education Policy and Regulation
  • Raymond Toledo, Executive Director, Academic Advising and Retention
  • Teresa Drzewiecki, Director, Financial Aid 
  • Linda Anthony, Bursar

Office of the Chief Academic Officer

  • Dr. Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer     
  • Kimberly Breitbach, Director, Admissions
  • Dr. Mary Raeker-Rebek, Executive Director, Field Experience; Student Affairs
  • Gina Dyson, Director, Student Affairs
  • Nicole Lovald, Director, Military Services
  • Robert Brandt, Ombudsperson
  • Devon Edmund, Registrar 

Center for Faculty Excellence

  • Dr. Kimberlee Bonura, Executive Director
  • Dr. Iris Yob, Director, Social Change Initiatives 
  • Dr. Laurie Bedford, Faculty Specialist, Academic Initiatives and Center Support 
  • 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 Undergraduate Studies; and College of Health Sciences

Center for Research Quality

  • Dr. Laura Lynn, Executive Director 
  • Dr. Louis Milanesi, 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. Sunny Liu, Faculty 

Center for Student Success

  • Susanna L. Davidsen, AMLS, Executive Director
  • Brian Timmerman, Director, Writing and Academic Skills Centers
  • Lisa Cook, Senior Director for Career Services and Staff Development
  • Jennie Ver Steeg, Director, Library Services
  • Carolyn Roney, Senior Director, Disability Services

Academic Residencies

  • Dr. Maléka Ingram, Director
  • Dr. Rochelle Gilbert, Associate Director
  • Dr. Juli Hastings, Associate Director

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Jim Lenio, Executive Director
  • Dr. Crissie Grove, Director, Academic Quality
  • Dr. Shari Jorissen, Director, Assessment
  • Nicole Holland, Associate Director

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

  • Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Vice President
  • Dr. Kate Steffens, Dean, Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation
  • Dr. Kelley Costner, Associate Dean, Higher Education and Adult Learning, Administration and Leadership Programs
  • Dr. Janet Williams, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Licensure
  • Dr. Deborah Bechtold, Director, College Assessment
  • Jennifer Knutson, Director, Office of Field Experience, Certification Officer
  • Dr. Martha Larkin, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Robert Marshall, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Diane Penland, Assessment and Data Specialist
  • Dr. Suzanne Wesson, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Stephen Canipe, Program Director, Doctoral Core, Research and Quality
  • Dr. Martha Cheney, Program Director, Early Childhood Education; Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Early Childhood Education Programs; Reading Endorsement Programs
  • 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
  • Dr. Alice Duhon-Ross, Program Director, MS in Education Programs
  • Dr. Mel Griffin, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Teacher Leadership Programs
  • Dr. Tiffany Hamilton, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in College Teaching and Learning, Higher Education and Adult Learning, and Adult Education; Education Specialist (EdS) Programs in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and Adult Education
  • Dr. Sherry Harrison, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning Programs
  • Dr. Suzanne James, Program Director, MS in Higher Education Program; MS in Adult Learning Program
  • Dr. Frances Reed, Program Director, Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Special Education Programs; Doctor of Education (EdD), PhD in Education, and Education Specialist (EdS) Special Education Programs
  • Dr. Lucy Sennett, Program Director, MS in Education 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 Programs; Certification Oversight
  • Dr. MaryFriend Shepard, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) Educational Technology; Learning, Instruction, and Innovation Programs; Residencies
  • Dr. Patricia Thurmond, Program Director, Academic Initiatives, Doctoral Research Operations
  • Dr. Karen Wiggins, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development;Reading and Literacy Leadership ProgramsDr. 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
  • 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
  • Dr. Jesus Ernesto Zamora, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) Programs in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; MS in Education Programs for Teacher Leadership
  • List of Faculty

College of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Vice President
  • Dr. Sandra Bever, Assessment Coordinator

School of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Jorg Westermann, Associate Dean  
  • Dr. Nancy Rea, Program Director, PhD in Public Health
  • Dr. Vickie Sanchez, Program Director, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Mountasser Kadrie, Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Dr. Michelle Burcin, Program Director, Undergraduate Programs BS Health Programs 
  • Dr. Timothy Radak, Program Coordinator, PhD in Public Health
  • Dr. Shana Morrell, Program Coordinator, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Margaret Skelton, Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Research Administration
  • Dr. Tammy Root, Research Coordinator and Interim Program Director, PhD Health Services
  • Dr. Jennifer Perkins, MPH and MHA Practicum Coordinator and Interim Program Director, MS in Clinical Research and Administration and MS in Health Informatics
  • Dr. Shelly Armstrong, Program Coordinator, BS Health Programs
  • Dr. Linda Mast, Program Coordinator, MHA 
  • List of Faculty

School of Nursing

  • Dr. Andrea Lindell, Associate 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. 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, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
  • Dr. Laura Bevis, MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, MSN, Leadership and Management Coordinator
  • Dr. Patti Urso, MSN, Nursing Education Coordinator
  • Dr. Tracy Scott, MSN, Nursing Informatics Coordinator
  • Dr. Bobbie Sue Whitworth, MSN, Nursing Graduate Core Coordinator
  • Dr. Janice Beeken, Program Coordinator, BSN
  • Dr. Stoerm Anderson, Reseasrch Coordinator 
  • List of Faculty 

College of Management and Technology

  • Dr. Gregory Washington, Vice President
  • Dr. Karlyn A. Barilovits, Associate Dean, School of Information Systems and Technology
  • Dr. Freda Turner, Associate Dean, School of Management 

School of Information Systems and Technology

School of Management

  • Gregory Washington, DM, Vice President
  • Freda Turner, PhD, Associate Dean of School of Management and Program Director of Doctor of Business Administration
  • Henry M. Brashen, PhD, Program Director of MS in Human Resource Management and MS in Leadership
  • Roberto Castaneda, DBA, Program Director of BS in Accounting and MS in Accounting
  • K. Allyson Wattley Gee, PhD, Program Director of BS in Business Communication, BS in Communication, and MS in Communication
  • Rebecca Sidler Krysiak, PhD, Program Director of Master of Business Administration and MS in Management
  • John McDonald, DBA, Program Director of BS in Business Administration and MS in Marketing
  • Kathleen Simmons, PhD, Program Director of MS in Project Management
  • List of Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Vice President

School of Counseling

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Associate Dean  
  • Dr. Kelly Coker, Senior Director of Accreditation and Academic Operations
  • Dr. Colleen Logan, Program Director, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MS in Addiction Counseling, MS in School Counseling and PhD in Counselor Educaation 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, Residency Coordinator, 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. Laura Haddock, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Dr. Rachel Dilts, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in School Counseling
  • Dr. Earl Grey, Director of Field Experience, School of Counseling
  • Dr. April Crable, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Craig Blum, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • List of Faculty

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Marilyn Powell, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Lori LaCivita, Program Director, MS and PhD in Organizational Psychology
  • Dr. Tracy Marsh, Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Clinical and Counseling Psychology Specializations
  • Dr. Patricia Costello, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Anthony Perry, Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Education, General, Health, and Social Specializations
  • Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, Program Director, MS in Psychology
  • Dr. Raymond Trybus, Program Director, MS in Clinical Psychology
  • 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. Amy Sickel, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Elisha Galaif, Senior Research Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Timothy Lionetti, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Rodney Ford, Field Placement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Matthew Fearrington, Field Placement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Residency Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Chet Lesniak, Student Development Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Academic and Skills Development Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • List of Faculty 

School of Public Policy and Administration

  • Dr. Shana Garrett, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Ronald Craig, Program Director, Criminal Justice Master’s Programs, MS in Emergency Management and PhD in Criminal Justice 
  • Dr. George Larkin, Program Director, PhD in Public Policy and Administration
  • Dr. Linda Kiltz, Program Director, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, and MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Dr. Ben Tafoya, Program Director, Undergraduate Programs
  • Dr. Dana-Marie Thomas, Academic Program Coordinator
  • List of Faculty

School of Social Work and Human Services

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Sally Brocksen, Program Director, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. William Barkley, Program Director, MS and PhD in Human Services Programs
  • Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, Program Director, Undergraduate Program in Human Services
  • Dr. Sebrena Jackson, Director of Field Experience, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Peter Meagher, Residency Coordinator, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Sara Plummer, Assessment Coordinator, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Gilbert Singletary, Academic Integrity and Student Deployment Coordinator, Social Work Programs

College of Undergraduate Studies

  • Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Vice President
  • Dr. Jimmy L. Middlebrook, Associate Dean
  • Dr. Jon Paulson, Program Director, General Education
  • Dr. Lianne Williamson, Program Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. M. Laurel Walsh, General Education Coordinator
  • Tanaz Arteaga, Coordinator First Term Experience
  • Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, Academic Coordinator, Humanities
  • Dr. Stacie Williams, Academic Coordinator, Math
  • Dr. Steven Danver, Academic Coordinator, Social Science
  • Dr. Diana Tucker, Academic Coordinator, Communications
  • Dr. Eric Bliss, Academic Coordinator, Natural Science
  • Dr. Christopher Gilmer, Academic Coordinator, Composition
  • Dr. Jude Okpala, Faculty, Humanities
  • Dr. Gary Carson, Faculty, Communications
  • List of Faculty

Board of Directors

  • Paula Singer, Board Chair
    Chief Network Officer, CEO of Global Products and Services, Laureate Education, Inc.
  • Sean R. Creamer
    Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Arbitron, Inc.
  • Donna M. Dorsey
    Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting
  • 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
  • Dr. Charles O. Heller
    President, Annapolis Capital Group
  • Jonathan Kaplan
    CEO, Laureate Online Education
    Interim President, 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