College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Schmidt joined Walden University as a Contributing Faculty in 1997, and became full-time Core Faculty and Academic Coordinator in 2016 to support the MS and PhD Programs in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He completed his graduate training at the University of Houston with a focus in human factors and industrial psychology. Dr. Schmidt is a licensed as a psychologist and board certified as a executive coach. His interests as a practitioner-scholar are tied to all aspects of applied psychology to include selection, training, system design, safety, risk management, and leadership development. He chaired over 60+ dissertations at Walden and participated in 60+ other committees, and sees dissertation work as the cornerstone of being a Walden faculty member. After completing a successful military career, Dr. Schmidt sees his primary role to train the next generation of scholar-practitioners in the field. In the graduate courses he instructs, he emphasizes the need to make a connection with the practical application of what is being covered.