PhD, Ohio State University; MSEd, BA, Indiana University

Research Interests

The interactions of behavioral environments with personality and developmental factors, as they relate to the success of college students; the “chilly” classroom climate for women; understanding the relationships among learning style, classroom climate, and epistemological development


Dr. Salter became a Walden faculty member in 2005, serving as Walden’s Higher Education and Adult Learning specialization coordinator. Beginning in 2006, he was faculty chair for student success in the doctoral programs in education. He is now the director of the PhD in Education program. As a scholar and practitioner, he looks for strategies that help to “lift up” all learners. His favorite aspect of being on the faculty at Walden is helping doctoral students see their roles as “stewards of their disciplines.”