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 Culturally Proficient Coaching Endorsement.
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 and served on committees. Dr. Walker was promoted to the Academic Coordinator of the MAT Special Education program, where she serves in a leadership capacity, overseeing the program and supporting both instructors and students. She continues to serve as a doctoral committee member, a university supervisor when needed, course writer, an editor for the Journal of Educational Research and Practice, a facilitator, 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.
As a former Special Education Administrator, Dr. Walker provided training and support to Special Education Teachers and paraprofessionals in implementing standards-based and adapted curriculum plans for students with exceptionalities, conducted
professional development opportunities and ensured compliance. Dr. Walker’s passion for the field of education and teaching teachers and others embarking upon the field continues in her role as Academic Coordinator 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 and is working on a social curriculum for students with exceptionalities.