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Walden University Leadership

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Upholding our university mission and our dedication to supporting adult learners.

University Leadership

Dr. Ward Ulmer

Dr. Ward Ulmer, President

"I earned my PhD at Walden in 2004 while helping raise a family and working fulltime.  It's an honor to pay it forward for our diverse community by championing innovative programs and our social change mission."

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Dr. Sue Subocz

Dr. Sue Subocz, Provost and Chief Academic Officer

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College and School Leadership

The teams in our colleges and schools deliver programs at the leading edge of their disciplines.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education & Leadership
Marilyn Powell, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Higher Education, Leadership and Policy
Kelley Costner, EdD
Dean

School of Education and Professional Licensure
Kelley Costner, EdD
Dean

College of Health Professions
Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Health Sciences
Jorg Westermann, PhD, MA, Dipl Oec. Univ.
Dean

College of Management and Technology
Marilyn Powell, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Technology and Applied Science
Karlyn Barilovits, PhD
Dean

School of Management
Karlyn Barilovits, PhD
Dean

College of Nursing
Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD
Vice Provost & Dean

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Savitri Dixon-Saxon, PhD
Vice Provost

School of Counseling
William Barkley, PhD
Dean

School of Human Services
William Barkley, PhD
Dean

School of Criminal Justice
Shana Garrett, PhD
Dean

School of Psychology
Shana Garrett, PhD
Dean

School of Public Policy and Administration
Shana Garrett, PhD
Dean

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Lisa Moon, PhD
Dean

Center for General Education
Sara Makris, PhD
Associate Dean


Center and Office Leadership

Our centers and offices are deeply committed to providing innovative, student-centered services to support your success.

Center for Academic Excellence
Susanna L. Davidsen, AMLS
Dean

School of Lifelong Learning
Barry H. Sugarman, PhD
Dean

Center for Degree Acceleration
Dana Ague, EdD
Associate Director

Center for Faculty Excellence
Annie Morgan, PhD
Associate Dean

Center for Research Quality
Laura Lynn, PhD
Director of Research and Executive Director

Center for Social Change
Isaac Cudjoe
Director

 
Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment

Debra Tervala, JD
Associate Vice Provost

Office of Academic Affairs
Maleka Ingram, PhD
Associate Vice Provost

Office of Student Experiential Learning Resources
Mary Raeker-Rebek, PhD
Executive Director

Product Strategy, Innovation and Design
Kathy Strang, PhD
Dean

Chief Diversity Officer
Ivanie Bronson

Student Affairs
Rochelle Gilbert, PhD
Dean

Board of Directors

The vision and leadership of our Board of Directors makes Walden a thriving and distinctive learning community.

Toni L. Freeman
Board Chair
Civic Volunteer

Sean R. Creamer
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Merkle, Inc.

Donna M. Dorsey
Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting

Dr. William G. Durden
President, International University Alliance
President Emeritus of Dickinson College
Courtesy Professor (Research), School of Education,
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Charles O. Heller
President, Annapolis Capital Group

John E. Kobara
Chair, MLK Community Health Foundation

 

Dr. Anita McDonald
Chancellor Emerita, Penn State DuBois

Lee McGee
President, Acquisitions and Exit Planning
Advisory Services, LLC

Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz
Executive Director
Texas Association for Latino Administrators
and Superintendents

Paula Singer, LHD (Honorary)
Chief Executive Officer, Walden University

Dr. Barbara Solomon, Board Member Emerita
Professor & Vice Provost Emerita, University of
Southern California

 
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