MaryFriend ShepardEducation

PhD, MA, Florida State University; BA, Eckerd College

Research Interests

Integration of technology in teaching and learning; distance education; the effectiveness of ePortfolios for teacher candidates’ assessment of program standards; the impact of motion on learning with people with sensory disabilities


Dr. Shepard has been a faculty member at Walden since April 2004 and is the coordinator of the PhD in Education program with a specialization in Educational Technology, as well as the EdS in Educational Technology. She also teaches and mentors doctoral students. She is currently engaged in research on the use of electronic portfolios for assessing professional standards in teacher education. Her areas of interest include technology integration in K–12 and higher education, distance education, collaboration, and teacher education.