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Sabrina Ram
Director, External Relations

News Topics 


Experts News Topic

Shelley ArmstrongShelley Armstrong, PhD


School of Health Sciences


Cancer Prevention and Control

  • Controllable Risk Factors
  • Lifestyle Changes

College Students’ Health and Well-being

  • Health Concerns of Women and College Students

Exercise and Fitness 

  • Exercise Science Curriculum Development and education
  • Fitness and Wellness Programs
  • Fitness Assessment and Implementation

Barry BirnbaumBarry Birnbaum, EdD 

Special Education Specialization
Coordinator, PhD in Education Program

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Assistive and Adaptive Technology for Persons With Special Needs

  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom
  • 21st Century Resources for Teacher Training

Child Advocacy

  • School Law and Legal Requirements
  • Individualized Education Programs

Special Education

  • Identifying and Teaching Exceptional Children
  • Inclusive Environments
  • Teacher Training Program

Steve CanipeStephen L. Canipe, EdD 

Master’s Program Director, Science and Mathematics,
and Instructional Design and Technology

Bachelor’s Program Director, Instructional Design and
Technology and Educational Studies

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

21st-Century Skills

  • Intersection of 21st-Century Skills and Competitiveness

Educational Technology

  • Innovation
  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

  • Achievement Levels of Specialized Schools
  • Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

Martha CheneyMartha Cheney, EdD 

Program Director,
Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
with a specialization in Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 3)

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Early Childhood Education

  • Early Intervention
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Addressing Complex Issues With a Unified Focus

Savitri Savitri Dixon-Saxon, PhD, LPC, NCC

Associate Dean

School of Counseling

Assessing Student Needs, Satisfaction and Development

  • Child Advocacy in Schools
  • Personal, Academic, and Career Development for Adult Students

Family and Parenting Issues

  • Balancing Career, Family, and Education
  • Multi-Generational Households
  • Single-Parent Households
  • Transition Periods in Households

Race and Identity

  • Identity Formation of African-American Women
  • African-American Middle Class Experience
  • Impact of Poverty on Mental Health

Richard JimenezRichard Jiménez, DrPH

Faculty, MPH and PhD Programs in Public Health

School of Health Sciences

Health Disparities

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Prevention and Control

  • Prevention and Education
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Faith Communities

HIV Program Evaluation

  • National and Local Health Agencies 
  • U.S.–Mexico Border

Patient Safety and Public Health Impact of Medical Errors

  • Research and Policy

Gary Kelsey

Gary Kelsey, EdD


School of Public Policy and Administration

Nonprofit Administration

  • Management and Development
  • Consulting
  • Strategic Planning

Nonprofit Fund Development

  • Fund Development Process
  • Fundraising Planning

Board Development and Governance

  • Understanding the Role of a Board
  • Board Recruitment, Orientation and Management

Colleen LoganColleen R. Logan, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC

Program Coordinator, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

School of Counseling


  • Verbal, Physical, and Cyberbullying Attacks
  • Impact on Youth
  • Viable Solutions

Jason LumJason Lum, JD, MPP


School of Public Policy and Administration 

Business Law and Public Policy

  • Issues and Implications
  • Privacy Law Safeguards

Civil Rights

  • Public Policy Development and Implementation
  • Legal Implications in Class Action
  • Lawsuits, Settlements, and Supreme Court Decisions

Interrelationship Between Business and Government

  • Collaborative Business and Government Programs
  • Strategies to Encourage At-Risk Youth to Apply to College

Jack McDonaldJohn (Jack) McDonald, DBA

Program Director, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

School of Management


  • C-Suite Strategy Sessions
  • Creating and Executing Strategy


  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Online Marketing

Market Research

  • Brand Equity, Product Development, Strategy, and Pricing
  • Tools, Simulators, and Reporting Mechanisms


  • Mentoring
  • Career Tracking
  • 360-Degree Review

Bill SchulzWilliam Schulz III, PhD

A contributing faculty member at Walden for its PhD in Management program.

School of Management

Business and Management

  • Strategic Management 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Workforce Development
  • Building Leadership
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