EdD, MS, Oklahoma State University; BS, Oklahoma Christian College

Research Interests

Powerful (transformational) professional development, especially for master teachers who have successfully completed National Board Certification and in turn facilitated other teachers in the certification process; practice-centered professional development through lesson study for teachers involved in the Teacher Quality Grant that she wrote and co-directed; professional learning communities


Dr. Whaley’s professional experience includes 29 years as a teacher and administrator in public schools; several years of working with university, district, and state leaders in planning, implementing, and conducting professional development for teachers and administrators; and more than four years as a full-time professor in a university setting.