Articles from the Winter/Spring 2010 issue of our award-winning Walden alumni magazine.


Second Act Careers
Through professional reinvention, four members of the Walden community achieve positive social change for themselves and others.
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7 Research Challenges (And how to overcome them)
Make a bigger impact by learning how Walden faculty and alumni got past the most difficult research roadblocks.
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Lifelong Learners

Comeback Player
Erikson Conkling has longed to improve the lives of American workers since his childhood.
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Unexpected Blessings
It took losing her job for Barbara Bole to find her true calling.
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Alumni Insights

Clean Water in Africa
Dr. Prince Ordu on how to lead a large international initiative.
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To the Top
Dr. Bruce Dart on how to become a leader in your profession.
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A Higher Direction
Dr. Tim Wilson on how to become a university administrator.
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Faculty Insights

Meet the Faculty
Dr. Iris Yob
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Top of Mind
Recipients of the 2009 Extraordinary Faculty Award answer four pressing questions.
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Re-visioning Social Entrepreneurship
Lessons from the 2009 Walden Social Change Conference.
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How I Did It
Jessie Kilgore, Jr. on achieving his lifelong goals in education. 
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The Family Who Studies Together, Graduates Together
Two students, one household: How one couple completed their Walden journey.
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Why I Refer
How mentor and PhD in Education student Severo Balason was referred by his mentee.
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Understanding the Stages of Addiction and Recovery
Student poster session award recipient Todd Daniel shares key results from his research on methamphetamine addiction.
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How to Create a Positive Learning Community
The recipient of the Contribution to the Profession Award shares takeaways from her research.
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How to Cultivate a Culture of Care
Faculty poster session award recipient Dr. Tom Cavanagh emphasizes the importance of building individual relationships.
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Improving Individualized Education Program Meeting Practices
Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient Dr. Christopher Plum discovers a gap between policy and practice in special education placement.
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Lessons From Africa
Hannah Strand, a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies student, is working toward her degree from rural Tanzania.
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Leading by Example
Groundbreaking women speak out on overcoming obstacles and effecting social change.
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