Dr. Deborah Inman serves as the Director of Research Quality Management, Center for Research Quality, Center for Research Quality, Walden University.
Dr. Inman received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Inman has research, policy and evaluation experience in local, state, national and international arenas.
Dr. Inman’s previous experiences include serving as Director of the National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking and Management, Office of Education Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education; Co-Director of the Oxford International Round Table on Education Policy, Oxford, England; Director of Doctoral Studies, University of North Florida; Senior Program Officer, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences; and Director of Research and Policy, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, Teachers College, Columbia University. Further, Dr. Inman has held graduate faculty positions at several Universities including New York University and Virginia Tech.
Dr. Inman has experience teaching graduate students, conducting scholarly research and publishing in peer reviewed journals. She has taught graduate courses including research methods, ethnography and case study design, supervision and instructional leadership, proposal design seminar, dissertation seminar, education policy, team leadership and organizational change. She has chaired numerous dissertations for PhD and EdD students and several of those received outstanding dissertation awards.
Dr. Inman has authored numerous publications, most recently, Handbook of Tests and Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences, 3rd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014 (with P. Lester and L. Bishop) and Completing a Professional Practice Dissertation, A Guide for Doctoral Students and Faculty Information Age Publishing, Inc., Spring 2010 (with J. Willis and R. Valenti).
Throughout her career, Dr. Inman’s research has been related to various public policy issues, education reform, and learning organizations. Her current research focuses on the changing needs of higher education, faculty mentoring for student success, and childrens' rights.