Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Michele Lucia is the program coordinator for the MS Early Childhood Studies, BS Child Development and BS Early Childhood Studies programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. Dr. Lucia holds degrees from Cornell University and Vanderbilt University, and has a diverse and rich professional background that includes time spent as a childcare center director, educational consultant, Montessori teacher, and children’s photographer. She has taught students of all ages, both in person and online, and published and presented on a number of topics related to early childhood education. Dr. Lucia joined Walden University in 2008, and has worked as a contributing faculty member and faculty lead, participated in the development of courses and improvement of several programs, and served as an active member of various university committees. Dr. Lucia assumed her current position in 2010.