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

  • Dr. Ward Ulmer, Interim President
  • Dr. Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer and Provost
  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Vice Provost, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Andrea Lindell, Vice Provost, College of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Marilyn Powell, Vice Provost, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership and College of Management and Technology
  • Dr. Phyllis Mogielski-Watson, Executive Director, Academic Accreditation and Compliance
  • Melvina Johnson, Director, Financial Aid
  • Linda Anthony, Bursar

Office of Academic Affairs

  • Peter Scanlan, Director, Admissions
  • Dr. William Schulz III, Director of Academic Initiatives
  • Dr. Mary Raeker-Rebek, Executive Director, Field Experience
  • Dr. Walter McCollum, Executive Director and Dean of Student Affairs
  • Carolyn Roney, Senior Director, Disability Services
  • Mandi Allers, Director, Military Services
  • Robert Brandt, Ombudsperson
  • Devon Edmund, Registrar and Executive Director, Registration Operations and Admissions Services

Center for Faculty Excellence

  • Dr. Annie Morgan, Executive Director
  • Dr. Kimberly Ford, Director, Data and Analytics and Operational Excellence
  • Dr. Laurie Bedford, Director, Policy, Procedures & Initiatives
  • Dr. Lyda Downs, Senior Faculty Development Specialist, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Management and Technology
  • Melissa McDowell, Senior Faculty Development Specialist, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, College of Health Sciences
  • Deepa Shriram, Faculty Development Specialist, New Faculty Experience and Center Support

Center for Research Quality

  • Dr. Laura Lynn, Executive Director
  • Dr. Deborah Inman, Director, Research Quality Management
  • Dr. Louis Milanesi, Director Committee Support and Student Progress
  • Dr. Molly Lauck, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Leilani Endicott, Director, Research Ethics and Compliance
  • Dr. Daniel Salter, Director, Strategic Research Initiatives
  • Dr. Janice Garfield, Director, Capstone Innovation and Assessment
  • Dr. Marydee Spillett, Associate Director
  • Dr. Michelle Brown, Associate Director
  • Dr. Annie Pezalla, Associate Director
  • Tony Ajsenberg, Director, Office of Student Research Administration
  • Dr. Matthew Jones, Methods Advisor/Faculty
  • Dr. Sunny Liu, Methods Advisor/Faculty

Center for Academic Excellence

  • Susanna L. Davidsen, Executive Director, Center for Academic Excellence
  • Dr. Melanie Brown, Director, Academic Skills Center
  • Michelle Hajder, Director of Library Services
  • Brian Timmerman, Director, Writing Center
  • Lisa Raymond, Director, Content Management

Academic Residencies

  • Dr. Maléka Ingram, Dean
  • Dr. Rochelle Gilbert, Director of Operations
  • Dr. Juli Konopa, Director of Performance and Planning

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. Kate Steffens, Dean, Assessment, Accountability and Accreditation
  • Dr. Martha Larkin, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Diane Penland, Assessment Director
  • Dr. Deborah Bechtold, College Assessment Director

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

  • Dr. Kelley Costner, Dean
  • Dr. Mark Clauburg, Program Director, PhD in Education in Global and Comparative Education and Self-Designed Programs; BS in Instructional Design and Technology and MS in Instructional Design and Technology Programs, PhD in Education in Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation, PhD in Education in Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy (Self-Designed), Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education (Self-Designed) Program
  • Dr. Mel Griffin, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community College Leadership
  • Dr. Tiffany Hamilton, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education and Adult Learning and EdD in Higher Education Leadership and Management Programs; Post-Master’s Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education
  • Dr. Sherry Harrison, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education and Adult Learning Program
  • Dr. Patricia Thurmond, Program Director, MS in Higher Education and MS in Adult Learning Programs
  • Dr. Colin (Kim) Winkelman, Program Director, PhD in Education in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy

School of Education and Professional Licensure

  • Dr. Janet Williams, Dean
  • Jennifer Knutson, Director, Office of Field Experience, Certification Officer
  • Dr. Martha Cheney, Program Director, Early Childhood Studies; MS in Early Childhood Studies, BS in Child Development and Competency-Based Education Early Childhood Programs, Doctoral programs in Early Childhood Education
  • Dr. Frances Reed, Program Director, Special Education Programs in the, MS in Education (MSED), Doctor of Education (EdD), PhD in Education, and Education Specialist (EdS) Programs
  • Dr. Lisa Share, Program Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Administration and Leadership, PhD in Educational Policy, Leadership and Management; Education Specialist (EdS) and MS in Education Educational Leadership and Administration; Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), BS in Elementary Education
  • Dr. Jesus Ernesto Zamora, Program Director, MSEd specializations
  • Dr. Monique Lynch, Program Director, MSEd Core, Math K-6, Math 5-8, Math & Science, ITC, ERM, STEM
  • Dr. Amy White, Program Director, PhD/EdD/EdS CIA, CIAE, RLA, RLAE, EDT
  • Dr. Heather Pederson, Program Director, Research and Academic Residencies
  • List of Faculty

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

  • Dr. Jorg Westermann, Dean
  • Dr. Stephen Bowman, Residency Coordinator
  • Dr. Catherine McMillan, Program Coordinator, PhD in Health Education and Promotion, MS in Health Education and Promotion
  • Dr. Kirsten Lupinski, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Health Programs
  • Dr. Leslie King, Program Director, PhD in Health Services and Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)
  • Dr. Nancy Rea, Program Director, PhD in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
  • 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. Michelle Burcin, Program Director, Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Dr. Johnathon Rose, Program Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Dr. Tammy Root, Research Coordinator
  • 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. Jennifer Perkins, MPH Practicum Coordinator
  • Dr. Shelley Armstrong, Program Director, Undergraduate Health Programs
  • Dr. Linda Mast, Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration, Competency Based (CBE) Program & Interim Program Director, Master of Healthcare Administration
  • 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. Kate Moore, Program Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • 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)
  • Dr. Salma Hernandez, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Timothy Legg, Psychiatric & Mental Health 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, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Janet Gerken, Public Health Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Cheryl McGinnis, Program Coordinator, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Dr. Leslie Hussey, Program Coordinator, PhD in Nursing
  • Dr Stefanie Gatica, Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Dr. Tara Harris, Nurse Practitioner Clinical Supervisor, Master of Science in Nursing, (MSN)
  • Dr. Joan Hahn, CHS Research Coordinator, PhD in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
  • List of Faculty

College of Management and Technology

  • Dr. Karlyn A. Barilovits, Dean

School of Information Systems and Technology

  • Dr. Kathleen Simmons, Program Director of BS in Information Technology, BS in Computer Information Systems
  • Dr. Steve Case, Program Director of Master of Information Systems Management and MS in Information Technology, Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)
  • List of Faculty

School of Management

  • Dr. Roberto Castaneda, Program Director, BS in Accounting, MS in Accounting and MS in Finance
  • Dr. K. Allyson Wattley Gee, Program Director, BS in Business Communication, BS in Communication and MS in Communication
  • Dr. Rebecca Sidler Krysiak, Program Director of Master of Business Administration, MS in Management and MS in Leadership
  • Dr. John McDonald, Program Director of BS in Business Administration, MS in Marketing and MS in Human Resource Management
  • Dr. Susan Davis, Program Director, DBA
  • Dr. Kathleen Simmons, Program Director, MS in Project Management
  • Dr. Sandy L. Kolberg, Program Director, PhD in Management program
  • List of Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean
  • 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. April Young, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Dr. Lori Milo, Academic Integrity Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Jason King, Student Development Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Rachel Dilts, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in School Counseling
  • Dr. April Crable, Director of Field Experience, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Jason Patton, Academic Program Coordinator, Counselor Education and Supervision, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and Addiction Counseling
  • Dr. Maranda Brown, Field Experience Coordinator, School of Counseling
  • Dr. Kara Andrus, Director of Field Education, School Counseling
  • List of Faculty

School of Psychology

  • Dr. Marilyn Powell, Dean
  • Dr. Patricia Costello, Program Director, Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, Program Director, MS in Psychology and MS and PhD in Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Lori LaCivita, Program Director, MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MS and PhD in Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership
  • Dr. Timothy Lionetti, Program Director, MS in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Amy Sickel, Program Director, PhD in Psychology, Educational, General, Health and Social Psychology Specializations
  • 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, Clinical Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Matthew Fearrington, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Nina Nabors, Director of Academic Operations and Residency, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Chet Lesniak, Regulatory and Licensing Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Brian Ragsdale, Academic Program Coordinator, MS in Clinical Psychology
  • Dr. Barbara deVelasco, Academic Program Coordinator, Forensic Psychology Programs
  • Dr. John Schmidt, Academic Program Coordinator, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Programs
  • Dr. Donna Heretick, Academic Program Coordinator, PhD in Psychology
  • Dr. Mona Hanania, Faculty Engagement Coordinator, School of Psychology
  • Dr. Mitchell Hicks, Student Development, School of Psychology
  • List of Faculty

School of Public Policy and Administration

  • Dr. Shana Garrett, Dean
  • Dr. Jim Castleberry, Program Director, PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA) and the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
  • Dr. Linda Kiltz, Program Director, Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and, MS in Emergency Management
  • Dr. Kimberley Blackmon, Program Director of BS in Criminal Justice, MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management, and PhD in Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Martha Giles, Research Coordinator for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Jimmy Middlebrook, Assessment Director, School of Public Policy and Administration and School of Psychology
  • List of Faculty

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

  • Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Dean
  • Dr. Lisa Moon, Program Director, Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Dr. Kristin Wilkinson, Program Director, BS in Human Services
  • Dr. William Barkley, Program Director, MS and PhD in Human and Social Services Programs
  • Dr. Peter Meagher, Director of Residency, Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Dionne Spooner, Director of Field Experience, Bachelor of Social Work
  • Dr. Kimberly Kick, Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Dr. Barbara Benoliel, Academic Program Coordinator, MS and PhD in Human and Social Services
  • Dr. Greg Hickman, Academic Program Coordinator, MS and PhD in Human and Social Services
  • Dr. Alice Yick, Academic Program Coordinator, Doctoral Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Debra Rice, Academic Program Coordinator, Doctoral Social Work Programs
  • Dr. Donna McElveen, Director of Field Experience, Master of Social Work
  • Megan Arneson, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Callie Richey, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Patrick Maloney, Field Education Operations Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Rachel Oberg-Hauser, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Molly Raymond, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work
  • Heidi Hasbargen, Field Education Coordinator, Master of Social Work

Center for General Education

  • Dr. Steven Danver, Executive Director
  • Dr. Jon Paulson, Associate Director, Data and Assessment
  • Dr. Lisa Pertillar-Brevard, Associate Director, Humanities and Composition
  • Dr. Eric Bliss, Associate Director, Natural Science, Math, and Communication
  • Dr. Jude Okpala, Senior Core Faculty, Humanities
  • Dr. Gary Carson, Core Faculty, Communication and Critical Thinking
  • List of Faculty

Board of Directors

  • Paula Singer, CEO of Walden and Laureate Online Partners
  • Sean R. Creamer, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Merkle, Inc.
  • Donna M. Dorsey, Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting
  • Luis Duran, Chief Executive Officer, Universidad del Valle de Mexico
  • Dr. William G. Durden, Chief Global Engagement Officer, Int’l University Alliance; President Emeritus, Dickinson College; Joint Professor (Research), School of Education Johns Hopkins University
  • Toni L. Freeman, Executive Vice President, Arts & Science Council
  • Dr. Charles O. Heller, President, Annapolis Capital Group
  • John E. Kobara, Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, California Community Foundation
  • Dr. Anita McDonald, Penn State DuBois, Chancellor Emerita
  • Lee McGee, Business Acquisition & Exit Planning Consultant, Restructure Holdings, Inc.
  • Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz, Executive Director, Texas Association for Latino Administrators and Superintendents
  • Dr. Barbara Solomon, Professor and Vice Provost Emerita, University of Southern California
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