College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
In addition to serving as Contributing Faculty within the Organizational Psychology Department at Walden University, Dr. Rebekah Cardenas is CEO and founder of a talent management consulting firm called Orgsmith, LLC. Until Dec. 2018, Rebekah served as Vice President of Business Development and Assessment Solutions at a human capital consulting firm called EASI Consult. Dr. Cardenas has over 18 years of experience as both an internal and external organizational consultant. Prior to joining EASI Consult in 2006, she held various consulting and research roles at BASF, Federal Management Partners, the City of Norfolk, Old Dominion University and the National Science Foundation. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), Dr. Cardenas has served as Project Manager for numerous public and private sector assessment and development engagements. She has facilitated numerous meetings, workshops, certifications and retreats assisting clients in areas such as strategic planning, communication strategy development, training, engagement, and role clarification. Dr. Cardenas is a trained assessor and has served as an executive coach for several high-potential leaders. She leads several large-scale selection and/or development strategies for clients across industries such as banking, finance, insurance, healthcare, retail, energy and public utilities. Since joining Walden in 2008, Dr. Cardenas has taught over a dozen different courses within the Psychology department and has chaired numerous doctoral student committees.