PhD, MA, BS, University of Texas

Research Interests

Ecological models of child development; cross-cultural studies; language and literacy in multilingual contexts


Dr. Beckett has been a Walden faculty member since 2005. In that time, she has served hundreds of students as a mentor, assessor, instructor, advisor, and early childhood specialization coordinator. Beckett has served on the education faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Tech University, and the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. She has also been employed at the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency, and the Austin Independent School District, where she was a classroom teacher for 11 years.