EdD, Boston University; MS, University of New Mexico; BS, Boston College

Research Interests

Early childhood education, including arranging environments as an instructional strategy; cultural issues; language issues; curriculum and teaching; teacher training/education; foundations


Dr. Callahan has spent most of her professional life teaching Native American children in the Southwest and then overseeing child development services programs for the Department of the Army in Germany and Italy. Dr. Callahan also taught in the overseas graduate programs for the University of Southern California, Oklahoma University, and Boston University. After retiring from government work, she continued working at Boston University’s home campus. In 1997, she joined Walden’s faculty. She also serves as a private consultant and a volunteer working with homeless children and local early childhood programs.