PhD, University of Massachusetts; MS, University of New Haven; BS, Southern Connecticut State University

Research Interests

Online curriculum design and pedagogy; assessment of online teaching and learning; mentoring online faculty


Dr. Dereshiwsky is chair of the Faculty Club of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international consortium of higher education online faculty. She holds a Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation from LERN and is the sole evaluator of online instructional skills for COI applicants. Dr. Dereshiwsky has published and presented more than 50 scholarly papers and presentations on various aspects of online teaching and learning. She teaches and mentors Walden’s online faculty in the areas of business and technology research. She also has taught introductory and intermediate statistics, multivariate statistics, evaluation research, and survey research at the graduate level. To date, she has served on nearly 200 dissertation committees as chair, co-chair, or member.