Sheila D. Fournier-BonillaEducation

PhD, Texas A&M University; MS, BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests

Cyber security; cloud computing technology; neural networks; quality control and assurance; quality management principles and applications


Dr. Fournier-Bonilla joined Walden as a program director in the School of Information Systems and Technology in 2012 managing all master's programs. Prior to this role, she managed doctoral academic programs at Capella University for more than 10 years. Her first academic role was as a visiting professor for Texas A&M University facilitating courses in quality control and engineering. She was also involved with the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (T.E.E.S.) as an assistant director for research where she served as a primary investigator for Texas A&M’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Coalition Program. This three-year project involved the design, implementation, and assessment of the College of Engineering’s new curricula. She was later appointed assistant director to NSF’s Texas Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) with an active participation in program evaluation and assessment. Her last position, before joining academia full-time, was as a global marketing director for a telecommunications firm based in Bilbao, Spain.