Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Stacy Ness is the Academic Coordinator for the EdD, EdS, PhD, MAT, and MSED Special Education degree programs as well as the PhD in Early Childhood Special Education at Walden University. Throughout her time at Walden, she has been a course instructor, lead university supervisor, mentor and dissertation chair. She has conducted research studies, presented at conferences, and is the creator of doctoral and master’s courses on various topics associated with Special Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Past experiences include being a self-contained classroom teacher for students identified with autism, an Early Childhood Special Education Building Coordinator, and a trainer for the Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Children and their Families. Stacy has a passion for working with children with Autism and has presented at CEC as well as state conferences on this and other topics in the field of special education. She is active in her community as a volunteer at her local school, a volunteer for various community activities, and as a board member for community service entities.