PhD, Capella University; MS, BS, John Brown University

Research Interests

Nonprofit leadership; building effective boards; organizational and board behavior in nonprofit organizations


Dr. Neal spent more than 35 years working in and with nonprofit and public sector organizations across the U.S. and in Germany. While working as the administrator of one nonprofit, she spearheaded an innovative reorganization and helped the organization avoid bankruptcy. Dr. Neal continues to serve on the organization’s board of directors. She joined Walden’s faculty in 2012 and teaches courses in doctoral study completion.