Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Daniel W. Salter, PhD. has been the Director of Strategic Research Initiatives in the Center for Research Support (CRQ) since 2010. Prior to this time, he served for 3 years as the Program Director of the Ph.D. in Education. Since arriving at Walden in 2004, has also worked as a Faculty Chair for Student Success and as Higher Education specialization coordinator. Prior to his service at Walden, he was a member of the graduate faculty in Counselor Education at The Pennsylvania State University for 8 years, after more than a decade of work as a practitioner in higher education and student affairs.
Dr. Salter earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration from the Ohio State University in 1991, and has been an active educator and scholar-practitioner throughout this career. His applied research has concerned strategies that help to “lift up” all learners, with a current focus on supporting doctoral students. He has authored over 30 research articles and publications, given many professional presentations and workshops, and has been recognized for his scholarship in measurement, and in applications of Jungian psychology to practice.
Dr. Salter’s role in the CRQ has many facets that support doctoral education at Walden. He provides consultation to academic program development and evaluation efforts, and works on research-related academic policies and initiatives. Dr. Salter also has oversight of many of the university’s dissemination programs, including Walden’s five academic journals, the annual research symposium, and the New Scholars Workshop. He teaches at academic residencies when able, and has served on dissertation committees through his entire time at Walden.