Emeritus faculty members are distinguished scholars and teachers who have demonstrated exceptional service to Walden University. The emeritus distinction recognizes retired or inactive faculty members for their dedication to students and their valuable contributions to both the university and their field during their tenure at Walden.

Sigrin Newell

Dr. Sigrin Newell served The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership for 22 years. She is recognized for her longtime leadership in the college’s doctoral residency program. She created the college’s first qualitative research course and made significant contributions to the college’s first rubric dissertation assessment tool. Dr. Newell mentored 69 doctoral students during her tenure. She holds a PhD from the State University of New York at Albany.

 
Stephen Canipe

Dr. Steve Canipe began in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership in 2002. He is a widely recognized expert in STEM curriculum and the integration of educational technology into the classroom. During his tenure, he served as director of the master’s program in Science, Mathematics, and Instructional Design and Technology and the bachelor’s programs in Instructional Design and Technology and Educational Studies. He holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Duke University.

 
Alan Seidman

Dr. Alan Seidman joined The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership in 2004. In 2012, he received the college’s Extraordinary Faculty Award. He is an expert in student retention and success and has published several articles on the topic. He was a leader in the PhD in Education, General and Self-Designed Specialization program and served on the university’s Retention Study Group, Retention and Completion Committee, Institutional Review Board, and several college committees. Dr. Seidman holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Syracuse University.

 
Iris Yob

Dr. Iris Yob joined the faculty of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership in 1997. During her tenure, she served as director of special projects, associate director for Walden’s Center for Teaching and Learning, and associate dean of the PhD in Education program. Much of her work at Walden has focused on maximizing the value of the KAM (Knowledge Area Modules) learning model. Dr. Yob was an elementary school teacher in Australia before earning a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Harvard University.

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