Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Karen Milheim’s formal training is in adult education, instructional design, and training and development, where she has served in various roles over her 20+ year career. Earlier in her career, Dr. Milheim served as a Manager of human resources, training, and development for an educational business publisher located outside of Philadelphia, PA. She has extensive experience as an instructional designer, consulting for online and on-ground higher education institutions in areas such as needs assessment, course design and development, media conceptualization/development, competency mapping, and evaluation. Dr. Milheim began her career at Walden in the Center for Undergraduate Studies and Center for Student Success, where she was an Associate Director in the Academic Skills Center for several years. Currently, Dr. Milheim is a core faculty member in the School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy working with students at both the master's and doctoral levels.
Dr. Milheim’s current research interests focus primarily on the intersection of cultural diversity, instructional design, and online learning, as well as adult education. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on these, and related areas. In 2018, she was appointed to the Center for Faculty Excellence Advisory Council for a 2-year term. In 2017, she was recognized by Walden University as the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award for the Riley College of Education and Leadership.