College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Markward Markward’s formal training is in social work and vocational education related to special needs where she served in schools and higher education over a twenty-six-year career. She has supervised numerous dissertation committees.
Dr. Markward practiced as a k-12 school social worker for seven years. She then moved into higher education positions related to teaching social work policy, practice, and research course over the course of 19 years.
At Walden University, she teaches counseling families/couples, social work policy issues, and practice with children and adolescents, as well as supervises students completing the DSW doctoral capstone project. Dr. Markward has chaired several doctoral student dissertation committees.
Dr. Markward's focuses on intimate partner violence (IPV), child mental health, school social work, evidence-based practice with women, and special education.
Dr. Markward's research expertise is in conducting quantitative research, though she is also interested program evaluation, basic qualitative research (focus groups, open-end questions), and applied research.
Dr. Markward has published 31 peer reviewed journal
Articles, 7 invited book chapters, 2 co-edited books, and one co-authored book. In 2001, Dr. Markward was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach a children and family at the university in Sofia, Bulgaria.