Faculty members are contributing to their disciplines and bringing that knowledge and experience to students.

September 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Baker, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, presented a paper at the American Association of University Professors conference on the state of higher education titled “Quality Control vs. Academic Freedom in Online Instruction: An Update.”

March 2014

Dr. Gordon Forbes, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “Body Dissatisfaction and Characteristics of Disordered Eating Among Black and White Early Adolescent Girls and Boys” in The Journal of Early Adolescence (Vol. 33, Issue 6).

Dr. Brian Ragsdale, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, recently co-presented “Tips for Recruiting and Training Graduate Student Teaching Assistants in Blended Learning Environments” at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In July, he co-presented “Developing Standardized Online Outcome Measures for Ph.D. Blended Programs” at the 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop in Milwaukee. He also presented the paper “The Organic Life of Invisible Whiteness: Why We Don’t Know Who the White People Were on the Bus With Rosa Parks, and Probably Never Will” at the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association Conference in Mandurah, Australia, in December.

February 2014

Dr. Raymond Trybus, a program director in the School of Psychology, became president of the San Diego Psychological Association in January. A licensed psychologist in California and the District of Columbia, his clinical and research work has focused on diversity.

January 2014

Dr. Debra Rose Wilson, a contributing faculty member in the School of Psychology and a 2006 Ph.D. in Psychology graduate who was named a 2012 Scholar of Change, received the 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association Award for Nursing Excellence in Education in October. The award recognizes a nurse whose outstanding performance promotes excellence in nursing practice, contributes to the professional development of other nurses, improves the quality of nursing care, and demonstrates leadership in professional and community service. In addition to teaching at Walden, Dr. Wilson has a private practice as an advanced holistic nurse and serves as managing editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education.

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