Walden administrators and members of our Board of Directors are responsible for upholding our university mission and our dedication to supporting adult learners.

University Administration

Office of the President

  • Jonathan A. Kaplan, President
  • Dr. Bonnie Copeland, Vice President, Education Policy and Regulation
  • Raymond Toledo, Executive Director, Academic Advising and Retention
  • Melvina Johnson, Director, Financial Aid
  • Linda Anthony, Bursar

Office of the Chief Academic Officer

  • Dr. Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer
  • Peter Scanlan, Director, Admissions
  • Dr. Mary Raeker-Rebek, Executive Director, Field Experience
  • Dr. Lou Milanesi, Interim Dean, Executive Director, Student Affairs and Academic Integrity
  • Carolyn Roney, Senior Director, Disability Services
  • Gina Dyson, Director, Student Affairs and Academic Integrity
  • Jon Lovald, Director, Military Services
  • Robert Brandt, Ombudsperson
  • Devon Edmund, Registrar and Executive Director, Registration Operations

Center for Faculty Excellence

  • Dr. M. Laurel Walsh, Executive Director
  • Dr. Iris Yob, Director, Social Change Initiatives
  • Dr. Laurie Bedford, Faculty Specialist, Academic Initiatives and Center Support
  • Dr. Lyda Downs, Faculty Specialist, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Management and Technology
  • Melissa McDowell, Faculty Specialist, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, College of Health Sciences

Center for Research Quality

  • Dr. Laura Lynn, Executive Director
  • Dr. Deborah Inman, Interim Director, Research Quality Management
  • Dr. Molly Lauck, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Leilani Endicott, Director, Research Ethics and Compliance
  • Dr. Daniel Salter, Director, Strategic Research Initiatives
  • Dr. Marydee Spillett, Associate Director
  • Dr. Annie Pezalla, Associate Director
  • Tony Ajsenberg, Associate Director
  • Dr. Matthew Jones, Methods Advisor/Faculty
  • Dr. Sunny Liu, Methods Advisor/Faculty

Center for Student Success

  • Susanna L. Davidsen, Executive Director, Center for Student Success and University Librarian
  • Brian Timmerman, Director, Writing Center
  • Lisa Cook, Senior Director for Career Services and Staff Development
  • Dr. Melanie Brown, Director, Academic Skills Center

Academic Residencies

  • Dr. Maléka Ingram, Director
  • Dr. Rochelle Gilbert, Associate Director
  • Dr. Juli Hastings, Associate Director

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

  • Jim Lenio, Executive Director
  • Dr. Shari Jorissen, Director, Assessment
  • Nicole Holland, Director, Institutional Research

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

  • Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Vice President
  • Dr. Kate Steffens, Dean, Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation
  • Dr. Kelley Costner, Dean, Higher Education and Adult Learning, Administration and Leadership Programs
  • Dr. Janet Williams, Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Licensure
  • Dr. Deborah Bechtold, Director, College Assessment
  • Jennifer Knutson, Director, Office of Field Experience, Certification Officer
  • Dr. Martha Larkin, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Robert Marshall, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Diane Penland, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Suzanne Wesson, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Steve Canipe, Program Director, PhD in Education, Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy; Doctoral Research and Quality
  • Dr. Martha Cheney, Program Director, Early Childhood Studies; MS in Early Childhood Studies, BS in Child Development, and Competency-Based Education Early Childhood Programs
  • Dr. Mark Clauburg, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability; General Program, Global and Comparative Education; K–12 Educational Leadership; Leadership, Policy, and Change in Education; Self-Designed Programs; BS in Instructional Design and Technology and MS in Instructional Design and Technology Programs, PhD in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management (P-20), PhD in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation (P-20)
  • Dr. Alice Duhon-Ross, Program Director, MS in Education
  • Dr. Mel Griffin, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Teacher Leadership Programs, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community College Leadership
  • Dr. Tiffany Hamilton, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) Programs in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and Adult Education; Education Specialist (EdS) Programs in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and Adult Education, Higher Education Leadership and Management, Higher Education and Adult Learning
  • Dr. Sherry Harrison, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning Programs
  • Dr. Suzanne James, Program Director, MS in Higher Education
  • Dr. Frances Reed, Program Director, Special Education Programs in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), MS in Education (MSED), Doctor of Education (EdD), PhD in Education, and Education Specialist (EdS) Programs
  • Dr. Lucy Sennett, Program Director, MS in Education
  • Dr. Lisa Share, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) and PhD in Education in Early Childhood Education Programs; Education Specialist (EdS) and MS in Education Educational Leadership and Administration; MS in Early Childhood Education Programs
  • Dr. MaryFriend Carter, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) Educational Technology; Learning, Instruction, and Innovation Programs; Research and Residencies
  • Dr. Patricia Thurmond, Program Director, Academic Progress, Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • Dr. Karen Wiggins, Program Director, Doctor of Education and PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) Reading; Reading Literacy K-12 Endorsement and MS in Education Programs
  • Dr. Colin (Kim) Winkelman, Program Director, PhD in Education and Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher Education and Adult Education Leadership Programs; Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in College Teaching and Learning; and Higher Education Leadership Programs
  • Dr. Jesus Ernesto Zamora, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD),Education Specialist (EdS), and PhD Programs in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development Program
  • List of Faculty

College of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Vice President
  • Dr. Sandra Bever, Assessment Coordinator

School of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Jorg Westermann, Dean
  • Dr. Nancy Rea, Program Director, PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Dr. Stephen Bowman, Program Director, PhD in Health Services and Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)
  • Dr. Kim Kato, Program Director, PhD in Health Education and Promotion, MS in Health Education and Promotion, MS in Health Informatics, MS in Clinical Research Administration
  • Dr. Vickie Sanchez, Program Director, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Mountasser Kadrie, Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Dr. Michelle Burcin, Program Director, Undergraduate Health Programs
  • Dr. Timothy Radak, Program Coordinator, PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • Dr. Shana Morrell, Program Coordinator, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Margaret Skelton, Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Research Administration
  • Dr. Tammy Root, Research Coordinator
  • Dr. Jennifer Perkins, MPH Practicum Coordinator
  • Dr. Shelly Armstrong, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Health Programs
  • Dr. Linda Mast, Program Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • List of Faculty

School of Nursing

  • Dr. Andrea Lindell, Dean
  • Dr. Karen Ouzts, Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Dr. Vincent Hall, Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Specialty Practice Specializations 
  • Dr. Nancy Moss, Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and PhD in Nursing
  • Dr. Linda Steele, Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Practitioner Specializations
  • Dr. Phyllis Morgan, Family Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Deborah Palmer, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Stefanie Gatica, Interim Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Jeanne Morrison, Leadership and Management Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Patti Urso, Nursing Education Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Tracy Scott, Nursing Informatics Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Bobbie Sue Whitworth, Nursing Graduate Core Coordinator
  • Dr. Janice Beeken, Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Dr. Jennifer Stone, Nurse Practitioner Clinical Supervisor
  • List of Faculty 

College of Management and Technology

  • Dr. Gregory Washington, Vice President
  • Dr. Karlyn A. Barilovits, Dean, School of Information Systems and Technology
  • Dr. Freda Turner, Dean, School of Management 

School of Information Systems and Technology

School of Management

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Dr. Melanie Storms, Vice President

School of Counseling

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean  
  • Dr. Kelly Coker, Senior Director of Accreditation and Academic Operations
  • Dr. Colleen Logan, Program Director, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; MS in Addiction Counseling; MS in School Counseling; PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Dr. Tracy Senstock, Program Director, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. K. Elizabeth McDonald, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. Ljubica Spiro, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. April Young, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. Robyn Trippany-Simmons, Residency Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, Skills Development Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Lori Milo, Academic Integrity Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Jason King, Student Development Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Kristi Cannon, Director of Assessment, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Esther Benoit, Assessment Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Laura Haddock, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Dr. Rachel Dilts, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in School Counseling
  • Dr. Earl Grey, Director of Field Experience, School of Counseling
  • Dr. April Crable, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Craig Blum, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • List of Faculty

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Marilyn Powell, Dean
  • Dr. Lori LaCivita, Program Director, MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Dr. Timothy Lionetti, Interim Program Director, MS in Psychology, Clinical Psychology and PhD in Psychology, Clinical Psychology Specialization
  • Dr. Patricia Costello, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Amy Sickel, Interim Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Educational, General, Health, and Social Psychology Specializations
  • Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, Program Director, MS in Psychology
  • Dr. Raymond Trybus, Senior Director, Psychology Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Dr. Kristen Beyer, Program Director, MS and PhD in Forensic Psychology
  • Dr. Meredith McKee, Academic Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Mary Pinon, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Psychology
  • Dr. Leann Stadtlander, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Elisha Galaif, Senior Research Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Rodney Ford, Field Placement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Matthew Fearrington, Field Placement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Residency Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Chet Lesniak, Student Development Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Academic and Skills Development Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Barbara deVelasco, Academic Program Coordinator, Forensic Psychology Programs
  • Dr. John Schmidt, Academic Program Coordinator, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Programs
  • List of Faculty 

School of Public Policy and Administration

  • Dr. Shana Garrett, Dean
  • Dr. Ronald Craig, Program Director, Criminal Justice Master’s Programs, MS in Emergency Management, PhD in Criminal Justice 
  • Dr. George Larkin, Program Director, PhD in Public Policy and Administration
  • Dr. Linda Kiltz, Program Director, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Dr. Ben Tafoya, Program Director, Undergraduate Programs
  • Dr. Dana-Marie Thomas, Academic Program Coordinator
  • List of Faculty

School of Social Work and Human Services

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean
  • Dr. William Barkley, Program Director, MS and PhD in Human and Social Services Programs
  • Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, Program Director, BS in Human Services
  • Dr. Sebrena Jackson, Director of Field Experience, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Peter Meagher, Residency Coordinator, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Sara Plummer, Assessment Coordinator, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Gilbert Singletary, Academic Integrity and Student Deployment Coordinator, Social Work Programs

Center for General Education

  • Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Vice President
  • Dr. Steven Danver, Executive Director
  • Dr. Jon Paulson, Assessment and Data Coordinator
  • Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, Academic Coordinator, Humanities, Composition, and General Education
  • Dr. Eric Bliss
  • Dr. Jude Okpala, Faculty, Humanities
  • Dr. Gary Carson, Faculty, Communications
  • List of Faculty

Board of Directors

  • Paula Singer, Board Chair
    Chief Network Officer, CEO of Global Products and Services, Laureate Education, Inc.
  • Sean R. Creamer
    Former Chief Executive Officer, Arbitron, Inc.
  • Donna M. Dorsey
    Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting
  • Dr. William G. Durden
    Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Bath Spa University
    Joint Professor (Research), School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University
    President Emeritus, Dickinson College
  • Dr. Charles O. Heller
    President, Annapolis Capital Group
  • Jonathan Kaplan
    CEO, Laureate Online Education
    President, Walden University
  • John E. Kobara
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, California Community Foundation
  • Dr. Anita McDonald
    Penn State DuBois, Chancellor Emerita
  • Lee McGee
    Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Restructure Holdings, Inc.
  • Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz
    Founding President, Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
  • Dr. Barbara Solomon
    Professor and Vice Provost Emerita, University of Southern California