Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Kisha Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Criminal Justice; a Master of Science Degree in the Administration of Juvenile Justice from Shippensburg University; and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University. She earned her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. Dr. Walker also holds National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an Exceptional Needs Teacher and a Reading and Coaching Endorsement.
As a former Special Education Administrator, Dr. Walker provides training and support to Special Education Teachers and paraprofessionals in implementing standards-based and adapted curriculum plans for students with exceptionalities, conducting professional development opportunities and ensuring compliance. Dr. Walker’s passion for the field of education and teaching those embarking upon the field extends to her work as a trainer and lifelong learner. She published a children’s book in 2014, focused on empowering children to reach for their dreams despite obstacles they may face.
Dr. Walker initially joined Walden University in 2009 as a University Supervisor. From 2014 to 2018, she has served as a contributing faculty member for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership where she taught a variety of graduate courses. Dr. Walker was promoted to the Academic Coordinator of the MAT Special Education program, where she serves in a leadership capacity, supporting both instructors and students. In addition, she serves as a doctoral committee member for several doctoral students, a university supervisor, course writer, and council member for several committees. Dr. Walker was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award July 2018 for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. She recently completed a Culturally Proficient Coaching Endorsement and working on a social curriculum for students with exceptionalities.