Research from Dr. Laurita Jones, a Walden Doctor of Business Administration graduate, highlights that while understanding why people leave organizations is imperative, it is even more critical to determine what makes people stay. Her "Strategies for Retaining a Multigenerational Workforce" doctoral study offers several ways to help create an inclusive workplace for multigenerational workers.
In Line for Doctorate, Baltimore's ‘Educated Boxer’ Dorian Bostic Set for Professional Debut Saturday
May 23, 2019
Dorian Bostic, a Walden University PhD in Human and Social Services student, is nicknamed “The Educated Boxer” for using education and boxing to rise above his circumstances. Coming from a tumultuous childhood, he is working towards his dream of becoming the first African-American world champion in boxing to hold a doctorate.
Baltimore Hunger Project Packs Food for Students in Effort to Conquer Childhood Hunger
WJZ-13 (CBS Baltimore)
May 22, 2019
Judith Fitzgerald, JD, a Walden School of Public Policy and Administration faculty member, volunteered for the Baltimore Hunger Project on Civic Involvement Day. Every week, teams of volunteers pack bags for 470 students at 17 city and county schools. Fitzgerald discusses the impact that providing food for children on the weekends can have on families.
How to Raise a Helper
May 16, 2019
Dr. Christie Jenkins, a Walden MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program faculty member, offers advice on how to raise children into helpers through fostering generosity and charitable actions.
Montgomery County Community College’s VP of Information Technology Serves as 2019 Commencement Speaker
May 14, 2019
Dr. Celeste Schwartz, a Walden PhD in Education graduate, has had a 50-year career at Montgomery County Community College and will serve as its 52nd Commencement Ceremony speaker.
Collins named Caesar Rodney School District’s Teacher of the Year
Delaware State News May 11, 2019
Sabra Collins, a Walden MS in Education graduate and physical education teacher at Caesar Rodney High School, received the school district’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year honor.
Greensboro Professor Named President of Walden University
May 11, 2019
Dr. Ward Ulmer, a Greensboro, NC resident for the last 15 years, was named president of Walden University. He has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and has served in several Walden leadership roles over the past seven years.
National Nurses Week: Get to Know Local Nurses
WPSD-TV (NBC Affiliate)
May 9, 2019
P.J. Hale, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner student, discusses her career over the last 19 years, including working at Lourdes Hospital Mercy Health and why she feels driven to serve as a nurse.
Texas Restaurant Association Gets a New Chief
May 9, 2019
Dr. Emily Knight, a Walden Doctor of Education graduate, was named CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association, which represents more than 48,000 restaurants. Dr. Knight is a veteran educator with extensive experience working with young people considering a career in the restaurant business.
Ulmer Named President of Walden University
May 8, 2019
Dr. Ward Ulmer, originally from Walterboro, SC, was named president of Walden University. He has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and has served in several Walden leadership roles over the past seven years.
Student View Q&A: Linda Mast, PhD, MBA, FACMPE
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
May 2, 2019
Dr. Linda Mast, a School of Health Sciences core faculty member, highlights the rewards of teaching in Walden's Master of Healthcare Administration program, what makes it innovative and what are some of the most interesting topics students are discussing. Dr. Mast also offers tips on how to succeed in a rapidly changing industry and what students should know when getting into the health administration field.
‘Belongingness’ is Important to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
May 2, 2019
Dr. Montrece Ransom, a Walden University School of Health Sciences faculty member, was presented with the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section’s Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award. She discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion and her efforts to champion it within her field.
Artificial Intelligence, Psychology and Consciousness
The Consciousness Podcast
April 30, 2019
Dr. Shelli Friess, a Walden University School of Counseling and Human Services core faculty member, is featured in an episode of The Consciousness Podcast, where she discusses artificial intelligence, artificial psychology, artificial consciousness and ethics and morals.
South Shore 3rd-grade Educator is Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year
April 26, 2019
Teresa Beilstein, a Walden Master of Arts in Teaching graduate, was named Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at South Shore Elementary School in Crownsville, MD.
Before You Relocate for Work, Ask Yourself These Questions
Business News Daily
April 19, 2019
Dr. Wanda Gravett, academic coordinator for Walden's MS in Human Resource Management program, provides advice on what to consider before making a move for work. Some of her recommendations include doing research on the new location and visiting the city to see if it meets your needs and expectations.
Marine Veteran Gives $1 Million to UT for Law Enforcement Scholarships
University of Tennessee Knoxville News
April 18, 2019
Eric Barton, a marine veteran who earned both a Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Business Administration from Walden University, has given one million dollars to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to establish the Barton Silver Shield Scholarship Endowment. It will support future scholarships for children of law enforcement officers in nine counties in the Knoxville area. Barton credits his deep desire to learn to the divergent paths his life has taken and his appreciation for the value of education.
April 11, 2019
Dr. Shelli Friess, a Walden University School of Counseling core faculty member, talks about the race to build a self-aware robot and how AI and psychology are collaborating. Dr. Friess and her father, James Crowder, have been working together to figure out what happens in a human brain at an unconscious level while people are asleep, translating that into images using CAT scans and neuroimagery, and attempting to recreate it in a machine.
CEHS Teacher Education Enrollment Rises as Result of Elimination of Exam
Central Michigan Life
April 4, 2019
Donna Ault Jacobson, a Walden Doctor of Education (EdD) graduate, had her doctoral research on "Causes and Effects of Teacher Burnout" featured in an article about the critical demand for teachers and issues plaguing the field. Her research showcases that many teachers experience burnout and leave the profession because they are overwhelmed by the workload or feel as if they aren't respected.
Hygienist Honored with Dental Industry Award
Hood River News
March 27, 2019
Mary Davidson, a Walden University Master of Public Health graduate, received The Western Regional Examining Board’s David Low Service Award, which recognizes the invaluable contribution of an outstanding dentist and dental hygienist to the examining community. In addition to her work with national dental and dental hygiene testing agencies, Davidson has participated with multiple volunteer organizations such as The Tooth Taxi, Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile Day.
Cherokee Superintendent Presents Second Game Changer Of 2019
March 27, 2019
Amy Loiselle, a Walden MS in Education graduate and E.T. Booth Middle School eighth-grade teacher, was awarded the 2019 Game Changer Award for Instructional Excellence by the Cherokee County Superintendent. She was honored for her dedication to her students and fellow teachers.
A New Face at USC Student Health Brings Expertise in Patient Access, Experience
March 26, 2019
Thu Nguyen-Knowles, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing graduate, was named executive director of clinical operations at USC Student Health. She has spent more than two decades in healthcare operations, leading clinical and nonclinical teammates and patient experience, as well as providing ambulatory care for seniors and chronically ill patients.
Little Elm ISD Announces New Principals
Little Elm Journal
March 13, 2019
Kelly Hastings, a Walden Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was named principal of Lowell H. Strike Middle School in Little Elm, Texas. She is a longtime educator that has previously served as principal of Young Junior High School and assistant principal at Martin High School and Icenhower Intermediate School.
Vets High on the Military Despite Barriers
The Washington Informer
February 27, 2019
Candance Willett, a Walden PhD in Health Education and Promotion student, participated in the AARP District of Columbia’s Black History Month Veterans Panel. She discussed the challenges she faced serving in the military but spoke highly of the experience and opportunity it afforded her to pursue higher education. Willett received the Joint Service Achievement Medal for career counseling, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for volunteering and mentoring, and an Admiral’s Flag Letter of Commendation for her fundraising and volunteer activities.
New Crisis Center Hiring Staff for 25 Positions
Idaho State Journal
February 20, 2019
Matt Hardin, a Walden MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate, was recently named director of the Southeast Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center, which will offer 24-hour emergency mental health services for people in crisis.
First Resources Hires New Director
February 12, 2019
Susan Woodford, a Walden MS in Psychology graduate, was named executive director of the First Resources Corporation in Iowa. She has spent more than 25 years serving in various leadership and consultancy roles and says she is looking forward to utilizing her strategic planning skills to help the nonprofit.
Garth Likes Building Relationships with Her Students
February 8, 2019
Bernadette Garth, a graduate of the Walden MS in Education (MSEd) program with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12), was featured in the Dothan Eagle for her love of teaching. She is an 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher at Enterprise High School in Dothan, Alabama.
Clifton-Fine Hospital Appoints New CEO
Watertown Daily Times
February 4, 2019
Dierdra Sorrell, a graduate of the Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with a specialization in Leadership and Management, was named chief executive officer of Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake, New York. Sorrell was praised for her strong background in patient care, knowledge of healthcare issues, and leadership skills. She previously held positions in medical-surgical units, outpatient services, and emergency departments.
Somers Teacher Works to Improve Middle School
February 1, 2019
Erin Scholes, a graduate of the Walden MS in Education (MSEd) program, was elected to a second term as an executive council member for the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). She knew she wanted to be an advocate for middle school students and discovered AMLE through a Walden professor. She is currently a seventh-grade teacher at Mabelle B. Avery Middle School in Somers, Connecticut.
The Startling Toll on Children Who Witness Domestic Violence is Just Now Being Understood
January 29, 2019
Pamela Glenn, field education supervisor for Walden’s School of Nursing, discusses the importance of healthcare professionals screening patients for abuse and providing resources to prevent the adverse physical and psychological issues that are tied to domestic violence. Glenn says that detecting, treating, and preventing exposure to domestic violence is critical to reducing the risk of harm to children’s mental health.
What Career Path in Nursing is Right for You?
January 24, 2019
Dr. Vincent Hall, program director of Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), provides tips on determining the right nursing career path. Some of his recommendations to help determine a specialty or position include looking at personal strengths and the type of patient care one enjoys, as well as considering one’s personal and professional goals.
Chat with Dr. Kimberley Blackmon on Crime Scene Investigations
Inside the Badge
January 22, 2019
Dr. Kimberley Blackmon, program director for Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice, discusses new technologies used in crime scene investigations and dispels crime scene myths depicted in television programs.
At the Heart of It: Passion Drives More than Teaching for DSU Professor
Dickinson State University News
January 17, 2019
Dr. Analena Lunde, a Walden Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate, is profiled for her extraordinary work both in and out of the classroom. Her DNP dissertation focused on developing a rapid screening tool to identify pediatric victims of violence and maltreatment, which is currently being used by the Central Dakota Forensic Nurse Examiners Program. In addition to being an assistant professor of nursing at Dickinson State University, Dr. Lunde serves as a human trafficking navigator for the North Dakota statewide team and is also a certified sexual assault forensic nurse.
5 Tips for Caring for Patients with Dementia
January 14, 2019
Dr. Judi Kuric, academic program coordinator for Walden University’s MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialization, provides tips to caregivers of patients with dementia. She recommends keeping instructions simple, listening to patients’ stories, and breaking down multistep tasks in order to minimize frustration and encourage independence.
Alaska’s Dental Health Disaster Proves New Jersey Needs Water Fluoridation
New York Post
January 7, 2019
Public health researchers at Walden University and the University of Alaska looked at Juneau, Alaska, to determine the effects of communities ceasing to fluoridate public water supplies. Research showed that eliminating fluoride from public water led to significant tooth decay and substantial dental costs for residents and taxpayers.
5 Critical Issues Facing HR Directors in 2019
January 3, 2019
Dr. Wanda Gravett, academic program coordinator for Walden University’s MS in Human Resource Management, discusses the changing legislation in the human resources field and how global expansion has landed HR in a critical seat on the C-suite planning team.
The Human Touch
Dr. Kimberley Blackmon, program director for Walden’s BS in Criminal Justice, provides insight into the program’s Corrections and Human Services concentration, including the importance of incorporating social change into the curriculum.
Walden University Students Practice Life-Like Social Work Scenarios Through VR
Google For Education
December 13, 2018
A Google case study spotlights how Walden University’s social work program piloted a virtual reality (VR) experience for its social work program with Daydream and Cardboard to simulate the unpredictable environments of on-site visits. Steve Tom, Walden's chief strategy and transformation officer, discusses how the technology allows for students to learn in a safe, yet realistic environment, while preparing them for situations that can be challenging for even highly-trained social workers.
Airforce Captain Writes Book for “Women of Color”
December 8, 2018
Walden University Master’s in Industrial-Organizational Psychology graduate and Army Captain Della Mack recently released her first book, “Confidence is She.” Mack is passionate about sharing knowledge she has gained through her years of education and professional experience and provides practical tools for women of color to maintain their seat at the table, achieve work/life balance and stay on course to maximize their abilities.
MCCC’s Vice President for Information Technology Honored at Annual Women’s Lifestyle Conference
December 7, 2018
Dr. Celeste Schwartz, who received a PhD in Education from Walden University, was honored at a women’s lifestyle conference with the Growth Award due to her successful professional career and commitment to being a role model to other women. Dr. Schwartz is vice president of Information Technology at Montgomery County Community College, as well as the recipient of the 2018 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award.
New Granite Falls Health Midwife Tina King Puts the Focus Back on Women’s Health
Granite Falls News
December 6, 2018
Tina King, a certified nurse midwife who received her Master’s in Nursing from Walden University, recently joined Granite Falls Health and says that her mission is to help women gain control over their own healthcare choices. She says that establishing personal connections with her patients is critical to providing them the type of healthcare they deserve.
Two Valley Natives Making Impact in Politics
December 1, 2018
Erica Crawley, a first-generation college graduate who received a Master’s in Public Administration from Walden University, was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. Crawley is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, who has served in the Navy, and worked for various public and private organizations in her lifelong effort to pursue her dreams to make a difference in her community.
Living in My Truth and Pushing Forward
Tonya Howard-Calhoun, a Walden PhD in Public Policy and Administration graduate, shares her story of entrepreneurship and highlights the struggles she had along her journey. She offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs on how to overcome roadblocks and be successful.
Why Our Sense of Time Speeds Up as We Age—and How to Slow It Down
November 26, 2018
Dr. Patty Costello, program director of Walden University’s BS in Psychology program, explains why time seems to speed up as we age. She says that children’s working memory and attention are all undergoing development at the neural circuit level and are physically slower compared to adults. By the time people are grown, their time circuits are finished wiring and they have learned from experience how to correctly encode for the passage of time.
Kid Gifts That Parents Hate: How to Avoid Them and What to Do When They Show Up
November 20, 2018
Dr. Christie Jenkins, faculty member in Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, provides recommendations on how to handle unwanted or inappropriate gifts for children.
Is Your Approach to Child Discipline Wrong? These Strategies Work Better Than Others, According to the Professionals
November 15, 2018
Dr. Kimberly Kick, academic coordinator of Walden University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program and licensed clinical social worker, says that studies show an authoritative discipline style to be the most effective approach with children. She says that authoritative discipline’s combination of affection and warmth with clear limits and expectations helps children become thoughtful and independent.
Therapists’ Advice for Surviving Thanksgiving With a Dysfunctional Family
The Active Times
November 12, 2018
Walden University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Vice Provost Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon shares tips on how best to handle family functions when relationships are strained and how to maintain your mental health during the holidays.
2018 Health Care Champions Nurse: Amanda Cole
Springfield Business Journal
November 12, 2018
Amanda Cole, a Walden University PhD in Education student and Cox College’s lead nursing research faculty member, was named a healthcare champion by the Springfield Business Journal. Cole says that she aims to encourage and empower her students to never give up their pursuit of education and higher training.
Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps
The New York Times
November 1, 2018
Jeremy Haynes, a Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student, discusses his journey in overcoming injuries sustained in combat in Afghanistan to pursue a graduate degree. Haynes knew a traditional brick-and-mortar education would have logistical difficulties and discovered that online learning allowed him the flexibility and opportunity he needed.
12 Tricks to Preventing Patient Falls in Hospitals
October 26, 2018
Dr. Judi Kuric, academic program coordinator at Walden University's School of Nursing, offers tips on preventing patient falls, which occur at a rate of nearly one million a year in the United States. She says that screening patients for risk factors, assessing their ability, and utilizing safety protocols will help nurses prevent patient injuries due to falls.
With a Divided U.S. and Her Son in Mind, Boise Mom Writes Relevant Children’s Book
October 24, 2018
Dr. Patty Costello, program director of Walden University’s BS in Psychology program, explains how her background in neuroscience combined with today’s heated political climate inspired her to author “Catalina and the King’s Wall.” Her new children’s book tells a compelling story of inclusivity and kindness that can serve as a teaching tool for children.
7 Best Practices for Engaging Faculty in Activity Reporting
October 22, 2018
Alexandra Aragno, associate director of operational excellence at Walden’s Center for Faculty Excellence, and Dr. Jim Lenio, executive director of Walden’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, highlight the university’s investment in technology to engage faculty in activity reporting and offer best practices learned along the way.
Walden’s Global Days of Service in Minneapolis
October 18, 2018
Walden University’s Global Days of Service community service project with Every Third Saturday was featured on KSTP/5ABC News in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Every Third Saturday assists veterans in finding new purpose after their military service. The Walden community helped the organization move to a new site, performing tasks such as cleaning, painting, organizing donated supplies, and other setup.
League of Their Own: Dr. Eric Luster
October 18, 2018
Eric Luster, a recent Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) graduate, reflects on his ambitious path in higher education and how his hard work and tenure in the Army helped him achieve success in and out of the classroom.
Why Aren’t There More Male NPs?
October 12, 2018
Walden University School of Nursing Academic Program Coordinator Dr. Timothy J. Legg provides insight into the current employment of men in nursing, changing stereotypes about male nurses, pay disparities, and the growing demand for nurses.
Garth Loves Building Relationships With Her Students
The Enterprise Ledger
October 12, 2018
Bernadette Garth, a 2018 MS in Education (MSEd) graduate, discusses her love of teaching and the greatest challenges in her career as an 11th- and 12th-grade English language arts teacher at Enterprise High School in Alabama.
Zumba's Before and After Project Celebrates World Mental Health Day With an Inspiring Photo Series
October 10, 2018
An article in recognition of World Mental Health Day features a tip from a Walden University article on how exercise can help reduce depression and anxiety because physical activity kicks up endorphin levels, producing feelings of happiness and euphoria.
Washtenaw County Educator Wins Excellence in Education Award From the Michigan Lottery
Michigan Lottery Connect
October 9, 2018
Kristen Schwartzenberger, a Saline Middle School sixth-grade teacher and Walden University MS in Education (MSEd) graduate, was recently honored with an Excellence in Education award from the Michigan Lottery. The award recognizes outstanding public school educators across the state for their excellence, dedication, inspiration, leadership, and effectiveness.
Unusual Job Titles Complicate Corporate Hiring Process
Rochester Business Journal
October 8, 2018
Dr. Wanda Gravett, academic program coordinator for Walden University’s MS in Human Resource Management program, explains how creative job titles can attract new talent and offers advice on how to maximize your recruitment efforts.
Growing Up Around Domestic Violence Changed How I Parent in Ways I Never Thought It Would
October 4, 2018 Dr. Christie Jenkins, Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty member at Walden University, discusses how witnessing domestic violence as a child can affect your parenting and offers ways to address these issues.
Barends Named 2018 Delaware ACE Women’s Network Leadership Award Winner
October 2, 2018
Bobbi Barends, a Walden University PhD in Education graduate who currently serves as Delaware Technical Community College's vice president and campus director for the Jack F. Owens Campus, was named the winner of the 2018 Delaware American Council on Education Women’s Network Leadership Award. The award is given to a woman who has excelled in the field of higher education and served as a role model for others.
Cutting Back on Your Kid’s Screen Time May Improve Their Performance in School, According to New Study
October 1, 2018
While a new study indicates cutting back on children’s time on television and tablets may improve school performance, a Walden University article is cited for its list of benefits of technology in the classroom. It can help encourage a more engaging and collaborative environment, turning academic subjects into interactive and fun activities.
Shattering Male Nurse Stereotypes
September 26, 2018
Walden University School of Nursing Academic Program Coordinator Dr. Timothy J. Legg, faculty member Dr. Faisal H. Aboul-Enein, and Associate Dean Dr. George Zangaro provide insight into male nurse stereotypes and the importance of education and awareness in eliminating them.
Business Trailblazer Named 2018 Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman
September 21, 2018
Markey Pierre, a Walden Doctor of Business Administration graduate, has been named the 2018 Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman. The purpose of the award is to celebrate women in northwest Louisiana for their service, leadership, and commitment to a variety of causes. In addition to her volunteering and philanthropy initiatives, Pierre is the president and managing partner of Southern Strategy Group of North Louisiana, a lobbying and government relations firm.
Improving the Nurse-Patient Relationship With Difficult Patients
September 17, 2018
Pamela Glenn, CNM, APRN, and field education supervisor at Walden University’s School of Nursing, offers tips on how nurses can improve their relationships with difficult patients. She says that active listening and honesty are critical skills for nurses.
CVPH President, County Treasurer Named ‘Women of Distinction’
September 15, 2018
Michelle LeBeau, a Walden BS in Business Administration and MS in Human Resource Management graduate, is one of two women chosen to receive this year’s Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York’s Distinguished Trailblazer Award, an honor bestowed for strength of character and community service as part of the annual Women of Distinction awards. LeBeau started as a critical care nurse at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in 1991 and ultimately became the chief operating officer at the hospital.
How B Corporations Change the Way Entrepreneurs Think About Profit and Consumers
September 13, 2018
Walden University is one of several Certified B Corporations featured in an article that discusses using business as a “force for good” to create exceptional social and environmental impact. Walden’s Global Days of Service and Scholars of Change video contest are examples of the university’s efforts, which highlight its social change mission.
Local Therapist Helps English Autistic Man
September 12, 2018
Louis Teller, a Walden PhD in Psychology graduate, decided to help Luke Dicker, a Wiltshire, England resident, after finding out they shared the bond of being autistic. When Teller heard that Dicker was struggling, he offered to treat Dicker for free if he could find a way to the U.S. Dicker’s fear of flying prompted Teller to instead start a crowdfunding page, where he raised enough money for Dicker to receive about 40 sessions in England with a psychotherapist specializing in treating autism.
Changing Specializations in Hospitals and Ambulatory Settings
Dr. Karen Ouzts, program director of Walden University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program, contributed an article on the various specializations within nursing. She discussed the importance of knowing yourself and finding the right specialization that fits you and your lifestyle.
Seven Nontraditional Jobs for MBA Graduates
U.S. News & World Report
August 30, 2018
An MBA can offer a path to management positions in many industries. Dr. Rebecca Sidler Krysiak, director of the MBA, MS in Leadership, and MS in Management programs at Walden University, discusses how an MBA provides valuable knowledge and preparation for someone who wants to be an entrepreneur.
SANE Nurse Shortfall Is a National Issue
August 28, 2018
A nationwide shortage of nurses specially trained to work with people who have been sexually assaulted means access to optimal care varies geographically. Walden University School of Nursing Field Education Supervisor Pamela Glenn, CNM, APRN explains the important role sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) play in spotting and treating people trapped in human trafficking situations.
Walden University Expands Competency-Based Offerings in BSN Program with Tempo Learning®
August 28, 2018
Walden University recently introduced a new competency-based pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Completion Program through Tempo Learning®. Dr. Karen Ouzts, RN-BSN program director, highlights how the program will enable nurses to apply the in-depth experience they acquire on the job toward earning their degree, with the online flexibility that working adults need.
Turning Day-Care Workers Into Degreed Early-Ed Teachers
Inside Higher Ed
August 15, 2018
With a growing body of research showing the benefits of early-childhood education and increasing pressure on childcare centers to hire more educated and skilled workers, one of the largest childcare providers in the country is offering full college tuition assistance to its employees. Bright Horizons full-time employees can earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at one of four participating schools, including Walden University.
Differences Between a Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Degree
August 10, 2018
Justin Spaulding, a student in the Walden University PhD in Public Policy and Administration program with a Criminal Justice specialization, explains the difference between criminal justice and homeland security degrees, where and how each program is used, and the limitations of each.
Preschool Chain Offers Paid College Tuition for 20,000 Teachers
July 31, 2018
Bright Horizons, a preschool chain that employs 20,000 teachers in 800 child care centers around the United States, has offered to pay college tuition, fees, and books for all full-time employees to earn an associate and bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at one of four participating schools, including Walden University. The new benefit will enable employees to advance their education while maintaining their employment, enhancing the educational background of Bright Horizon’s staff.
Wossman High School's Principal Named 2019 Louisiana State Principal of the Year
July 27, 2018
Dr. Eric Davis, who earned his EdD in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University, was named 2019 Principal of the Year by the Louisiana Department of Education. Dr. Davis is principal of Wossman High School in Monroe.
Keeping Online Courses Fresh: Valuable, But Costly
Inside Higher Ed
July 18, 2018
Online courses, just like in-person classes, need regular review and frequent updates to stay current. Dr. Ward Ulmer, interim president at Walden University, explains that course updates are a faculty-driven process that is part of a multi-year academic program review. Dr. Ulmer highlights how at Walden the integration of faculty, external experts, and employer feedback are critical to providing a quality education.
Jane Hipkins Sobie: Suicide and Mental Illness Stigma: I Know It Well
July 1, 2018
Dr. Cyndi Briggs, a licensed professional counselor and faculty member at Walden University, provides insight into why many people respond judgmentally to suicide. She explains that it makes people feel superior and safe to think that they would handle situations better or differently, but it’s not necessarily true.
Wurie Wins University Award for Faculty Mentorship
Virginia Commonwealth University
June 30, 2018
Dr. Chernoh Wurie, who earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in public policy from Walden University, received the 2018 Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award from the University Academic Advising Board at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Wurie is a criminal justice instructor whose research focuses on the impact of public perception and policing.
State Hospital Director of Nursing Reflects on Changes Over 31 Years
June 30, 2018
Leah Schulz, who earned her master’s degree in nursing from Walden University, discusses the changes in psychiatric nursing over the last 30 years upon her retirement from North Dakota State Hospital.
Once Upon a Wall: Boise Children's Book Author Pens a Blue Book in a Red State
June 13, 2018
Dr. Patty Costello, program director for the undergraduate psychology program at Walden University, recently authored a children’s book, “Catalina and the King’s Wall,” to address the contemporary topics of discrimination and implicit bias in a way children can understand.
Valley Morning Star
June 13, 2018
Dr. Orlando Rodriguez, who earned his PhD in Psychology from Walden University, discusses the lessons his father taught him about the importance of hard work and education. He explains how these lessons drove him to pursue the terminal degree in psychology and use his education to establish the successful RDZ Psychological Clinic in Mission, Texas.
Sara A Neel: From Executive Assistant to CEO in Six Years
San Antonio Business Journal
May 31, 2018
Sara A. Neel, a Doctor of Business Administration student at Walden University, learned the financial services industry from the ground up. In six years, she went from executive assistant to chief executive officer of One Advocate Group, a financial planning group in San Antonio that focuses on succession planning. Neel discusses the rise of her career and the challenges she’s faced and offers advice to other women pursuing leadership roles.
We Need to Be Explicit When We Address Our Implicit Biases
May 25, 2018
Dr. Patty Costello, program director for Walden University’s BS in Psychology program, contributed an opinion piece on the need to recognize implicit bias and have explicit conversations with each other and children on race, bias, and stereotypes.
Convicted Killer's Letter to Newspaper Shows 'Self-Pity Narcissism,' Psychologists Say
May 25, 2018
Eric Hickey, a criminologist and core faculty member in forensic psychology at Walden University, comments on convicted killer Kelly Cochran’s letter to the Post-Tribune. He says her letter demonstrates semantic aphasia, and, though she knew that murder was illegal, she showed no remorse.
Baldrige Examiner Training and the Curt Reimann Scholarship
May 15, 2018
Suzanne Collins, a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student at Walden University, was awarded one of the first Curt Reimann Scholarships from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at its annual Baldrige Examiner Preparation classes.
Would You Confront Your Child’s Bully?
WWL Radio – AM870 & FM 105.3
May 10, 2018
Dr. Kimberly Mason, a faculty member in the School of Counseling at Walden University, weighs in on how parents should react if their child is being bullied. She recommends contacting the school to initiate an investigation and begin conversations with your child about behavior changes that may be a result of bullying.
Bainbridge Native Rises to Success After Humble Beginnings
The Post Searchlight
May 4, 2018
Phyllis Freeman-Solomon, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate from Walden University, discusses her success in nursing and her mother’s inspiration that “education was the way out” of poverty. Freeman-Solomon works at Children’s Medical Services of Southeastern Health District in Statesboro, Georgia.
This Life With Gracie: Grady’s Chief Nursing Officer Straight Outta Compton
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 1, 2018
Jacqueline Herd, who earned her doctorate in nursing from Walden University, was named chief nursing officer at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She recounts her difficult journey from growing up in Compton, California, to pursuing a successful nursing career and education that have led her to lead the nursing staff at Grady.
Jennifer Methvin Named Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor
May 1, 2018
Jennifer Methvin, who earned her PhD in Community College Leadership from Walden University, was named chancellor of Arkansas State University-Beebe.
2018’s Most Gambling Addicted States
April 24, 2018
Sandra Rasmussen, a faculty member in the School of Psychology at Walden University, weighs in on the need for regulation and outlines the psychological and financial pitfalls of sports betting, fantasy sports, and lotteries.
Career Pathways Can Help Retain Great Employees
April 19, 2018
Patricia Moran, who earned her PhD in Education from Walden University, discusses the importance of encouraging career development and loyalty to maintain a quality workforce.
Personality: Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones
Richmond Free Press
April 19, 2018
Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones, a contributing faculty member at Walden University, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) and is featured for her extensive contributions in the field. Dr. Hedrington Jones received her PhD in Human Services from Walden in 2015.
Using Education for the Pursuit of Happiness
April 17, 2018
Anne Arendt, an MS in Education graduate of Walden University and former employee, discusses her love of learning, which drove her to continue her education.
Jacksonville Native Returns as New Director of H.O.P.E.
April 5, 2018
Sandra E. Fry, who is currently completing her dissertation in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Walden University, was recently named executive director of Jacksonville’s The H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment) Center.
University of Vermont Health Network Names New President for Two Hospitals
Becker’s Hospital Review
April 3, 2018
Michelle LeBeau, RN, who earned her MS in Human Resource Management from Walden University, was named president of Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y., as well as president and COO of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Essex Resident Crystal Francis in Roadtrip Nation Documentary
March 27, 2018
Crystal Francis, a Walden University student in the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program with a specialization in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, is appearing in Roadtrip Nation's new one-hour documentary, Degree of Impact, which is now available online at www.degreeofimpact.com.
Online Learning Consortium Honors Effective Practices
Inside Higher Ed
March 14, 2018
Walden University earned two 2018 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Awards, which recognize innovative digital learning advances in higher education. Katherine Strang, director of learning solutions in digital teaching and learning at Laureate Education, and Fran Reed, program director for special education at Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, were honored for their team’s project “Putting Theory into Practice Using Simulation Scenarios.” Laurie Bedford, PhD, director of faculty excellence, Lyda Downs, PhD, associate director for faculty development, and Melissa McDowell, EdM, associate director for academic leader support, were recognized for the Walden University Center for Faculty Excellence program, “Peer Coaching for Remote Faculty.”
OLC to Honor 8 Effective Practices in Digital Education at Upcoming #OLCInnovate Conference
March 13, 2018
The Online Learning Consortium announced the winners of its annual Effective Practice Awards, which includes Walden University’s Katherine Strang, Fran Reed, Laurie Bedford, Ph.D., Lyda Downs, Ph.D. and Melissa McDowell, Ed.M. The honors reward “effective techniques, strategies and practices” that adhere to the consortium's five pillars of quality: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction and scalability.
Dallas Resident Named National Scholar of Change
March 12, 2018
Dallas-resident Angela Martilik was recently named one of Walden University's Scholars of Change. Martilik was driven to support police officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being inspired by a police psychology class she took while pursuing her PhD in Forensic Psychology at Walden. She was honored for her work on suicide prevention and mental health counseling with the local police force.
Carroll College Names New President
KTVH – NBC Affiliate (Helena, Montana)
March 5, 2018
Dr. John Cech, who earned his PhD in Education from Walden University, has been named the new president of Carroll College. Previously, Dr. Cech served as the Montana deputy commissioner of higher education.
Martin Uses Power of Positivity to Change Lives
February 12, 2018
Leonard Martin, who received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden University, is profiled for his work in creating a nonprofit, Engaging Men of Color, to connect community leaders with youth to discuss positive decision-making. His organization has been recognized by former Governor Mark Sanford and President Barack Obama for making a difference in his community of Greenwood, South Carolina.
Why I Cried at My Sister’s Graduation: Generations of Courageous Black Americans Helped Make Moments Like This Possible
February 7, 2018
Vernā Myers pens a tribute to her sister, Dr. Famane Brown, who took a nontraditional path to earn her PhD from Walden University at 60 years old.
Hospice Offers a Guiding Light
Elko Daily Free Press
January 1, 2018
Olyna Doren, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, opened the first hospice in Elko, Nevada with a fellow nurse. The hospice recently received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
Shanae Williams is Yonkers’ New Councilwoman
December 19, 2017
Shanae Williams, who earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden University in 2015, was recently appointed councilwoman for the First District in Yonkers, New York.
UTC Names Dr. Trae Cotton Vice Chancellor for Student Development
November 30, 2017
Trae T. Cotton, who earned a PhD in Education from Walden University in 2009, was named vice chancellor for student development at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He previously served as vice chancellor of student affairs for Winston-Salem State University.
Military Sexual Trauma Largest Internal Threat to Service Members
WXOW-TV 19 (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
September 26, 2016
Dr. Kimberly Kick, MSW program coordinator and core faculty in Walden’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services, presented at the Wisconsin Conference on Veteran Issues about the high incidence of military sexual trauma and the need for awareness, reporting, and support.
Fall Prevention: Around the House as We Get Older
September 25, 2017
Angela Thomas, a clinical nurse specialist who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden, discusses fall risk factors and prevention tips for the elderly.
Sacramento Kings Hire Former NFL Player Development Guru Galen Duncan
September 21, 2017
Walden PhD in Psychology graduate and noted sports psychologist Galen Duncan was hired by the Sacramento Kings as vice president of the Kings Academy and professional development. He will be responsible for implementing a program designed to turn young players into well-rounded professionals.
Busy CEOs Recognize the Value of Technology-Fueled Education
WBOC-TV 16 (Salisbury, Maryland)
September 13, 2017
CEOs from the Delmarva region discuss the benefits of online education. Dr. Sharon T. Freeman, entrepreneur and author, discussed the reasons she chose Walden’s PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences program .
Can Microcontent Better Target Non-Traditional Students?
August 21, 2017
Microcontent, or short bursts of information delivered electronically, can be particularly beneficial to nontraditional students. Walden University’s Bonnie Mullinix participated in a recent panel discussion, where she stressed the importance of establishing a venue for online discussion for nontraditional students.
She’ll Make Her Name as Long Beach City College’s New President
Long Beach Press-Telegram
August 18, 2017
Reagan Romali, who earned her PhD in Education from Walden University, was named the new president of Long Beach City College.
5 Things About 1st New West Carrollton Superintendent in 18 Years
Dayton Daily News
August 3, 2017
Andrea Townsend, who received her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University, began her tenure as superintendent of West Carrollton City School District.
Data Shed Light on LGBT Retirees
The Bay Area Reporter
August 3, 2017
Colleen Logan, program coordinator for the MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at Walden University, comments on the need for additional data to identify the unique social needs of and issues related to LGBT retirees.
Study Finds European Resistance to Teaching in English
Times Higher Education
July 29, 2017
Roger Geertz Gonzalez, a researcher into German higher education at Walden University, discusses the language dilemma facing continental European universities. He says that some University of Hamburg academics are reluctant to teach in English, and believe that international students should learn German, rather than shifting to English.
Crystal Francis, a PhD in Public Policy and Administration student, shares her perspective on her participation in a 3-week road trip with Roadtrip Nation where she interviewed professionals and doctoral graduates about their successes and challenges in achieving their degrees for an upcoming documentary.
Social Entrepreneur Deirdre L. Jones-Lowman Believes in Paying It Forward
July 5, 2017
Walden Master of Business Administration graduate and PhD in Human and Social Services student Deirdre L. Jones-Lowman talks about the impact of her education and upbringing on life success and paying it forward.
E. Clayton Hess Succeeds Dawson as 21st President of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU)
Middlesboro Daily News
July 3, 2017
E. Clayton Hess, who earned a PhD from Walden University in human services counseling, was named president of Lincoln Memorial University.
Learning From the Inside Out
May 29, 2017
Heather Macdonald, a PhD in Clinical Psychology graduate, shares how her research led her to develop a new approach to provide all learners with the opportunity to excel in the classroom.
The Future of the GCC Health Sector: Innovation, Sustainability, and Leadership
Dr. Mountasser Kadrie, Walden Master of Healthcare Administration program director, says the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) current focus on healthcare investment means the region is poised to position itself as a leader in this critical field and stay at the forefront of implementing new technologies, pioneering new methods, and delivering value to practitioners and patients alike.
Yearwood Meets Top Health Professionals for Documentary
LaGrange Daily News
May 29, 2017
Kylie Yearwood, a Walden University PhD in Nursing student, was one of three doctoral students who participated in the latest season of PBS’s Roadtrip Nation. The show has aired since 2001 and is a documentary meant to educate people on different careers.
Catawba Valley Medical Center Appoints New CNO
May 21, 2017
Adina Andreu, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden, was recently named the chief nursing officer (CNO) at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Lee Named New Navajo County Health Director
White Mountain Independent
May 12, 2017
Jeff Lee, who earned an MS in Emergency Management from Walden, has been named Navajo County’s new health director.
Lancaster County Academy Names International Educator as Next Program Director
May 9, 2017
Emily Fields, who earned her MS in Education from Walden, has been named Lancaster County Academy’s next program director.
Doctor Opens a New Door for Women’s Health in Southeast
May 8, 2017
Dr. Tamar Boyd, who earned her PhD in Psychology from Walden and is a 2016 Scholar of Change video contest winner, is assuming ownership of Juneau’s Wellspring Integrative Medical Center (Alaska). Dr. Boyd’s video illustrated how her Walden education is helping support her work and advancing her own mission to provide psychological and physical guidance to postpartum women, especially those in isolated communities.
More STEAM, Please! UTech Lecturer Makes Case for Using Arts-Based Programmes to Improve Math Scores
April 23, 2017
Dr. Glenroy Pinnock, a lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD), says more educators need to devise methods that use the arts to improve learning outcomes in science areas.
CLC Names Award Winners for Outstanding Faculty, Student Essays, and Distinguished Alumnus
April 19, 2017
Ribhi Salhi, who is pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration, received the 2017 College of Lake County Outstanding Part-Time Faculty of the Year award.
UTech Professor Experiments With Live Music in Class; Reports Improved Performance
April 16, 2017
Dr. Glenroy Pinnock, a lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD), was featured for using live instrumental reggae music to reduce student anxiety and improve performance in mathematics tutorial classes. He tested this for his doctoral study.
Community Guidance Center Supervisor Selected for Addiction Professionals Program
Marianas Variety (Micronesia)
April 14, 2017
Herbert J. Sablan, who is pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW), was selected by the Association of Addiction Professionals to be a NAADAC Minority Fellow for Addiction Professionals.
Education Commissioner Promotes Pfeffer to Post
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
April 8, 2017
Ivy Pfeffer, who earned an MS in Education, was named deputy commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education.
Evolution of the HR Executive: From Personnel to Organizational Secret Weapon
April 7, 2017
Dr. Wanda Gravett, a faculty member in the MS in Human Resource Management program, writes that HR executives are in the unique position of being able to impact every employee at every level within an organization.
Naomi Jones Receives ATI Nursing Education’s Nurse’s Touch Award
April 6, 2017
Naomi Jones, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and is department chair for the practical nursing program at Ivy Tech Community College, was one of four nurses in the nation to receive ATI Nursing Education’s Nurse’s Touch Award.
Wellspring Counseling Names Dr. Leigh Byers Executive Director
Inspire Health (Miami)
March 22, 2017
Dr. Leigh Byers, who earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), was named executive director of Wellspring Counseling, Inc., a nonprofit mental health counseling organization.
Cherokee Schools Get New Chief Academic Officer
Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
March 8, 2017
Dr. Nicole Holmes, who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD), was named chief academic officer of the Cherokee County School District’s educational programs division.
The Heavyweight Champion of Black Doctoral Degree Awards
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
February 27, 2017
According to data collected by the National Science Foundation, Walden University has become the largest producer of African American doctoral degree recipients. The data show that African Americans were awarded 682 doctoral degrees by Walden University from 2011 through 2015.
American Health Council Names Katheryn M. Csonka, RN, MSN to Nursing Board
February 24, 2017
Katheryn M. Csonka, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), was selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council. She is an assistant professor of nursing at Daytona State College.
New Lake Michigan College President Seeks Strong Ties to Business Community
February 19, 2017
Dr. Trevor Kubatzke, who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD), was named president of Lake Michigan College.
Online University Leads United States in Awarding Doctorates to Blacks
February 17, 2017
“Founded in 1970, Walden ranks first by a wide margin among all U.S. universities in doctoral degrees awarded to black students, NSF (the National Science Foundation) reports. Its total of 682 degrees from 2011 through 2015 is nearly twice the number awarded by second-place Howard University.”
Maryland DNR Appoints, Allan Fisher Assistant Secretary
Calvert Beacon (Maryland)
February 17, 2017
Dr. Allan Fisher, who earned a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management), was appointed assistant secretary for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “His depth of knowledge of complex budgetary systems, ability to develop and implement strategic partnerships, and experience in organizational management will be a tremendous addition to our leadership team,” said Secretary Mark Belton.
Advocate for Black Businesses in Wilmington Sees Opportunity, Not Despair
Star News (North Carolina)
February 11, 2017
Dr. Terry Jackson, a former corporate executive who earned a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management), has a plan to mobilize the human capital he sees in his community by creating a business incubator and accelerator. The center will serve as a clearinghouse for business knowledge and mentorship as well as an investment fund for promising African-American entrepreneurs.
Lake Michigan College Picks Trevor Kubatzke as President in Public Search
February 10, 2017
Dr. Trevor Kubatzke, who earned a PhD in Education, was voted by the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees to be the school’s next president.
Twain’s Jackie Brotherton Helps the Littlest Learners Find Their Way
February 6, 2017
Jackie Brotherton, a kindergarten teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School who earned an MS in Education, shares tips for a successful first year of school.
The Tribune Top 20 Under 40: Meet the 2016 Award Winners
The Tribune (California)
February 3, 2017
Dan Knight, who earned a BS in Accounting and an MS in Accounting, was named to San Luis Obispo County’s 20 under 40 list. He is an attorney, a real estate broker, a licensed general engineering contractor, a lecturer at Cal Poly, and a planning commissioner for San Luis Obispo, California.
The Best Way to Resolve Workplace Conflict
January 27, 2017
Dr. Barbara Benoliel, an academic program coordinator in the Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services, writes that resolving conflicts can be done in cost-effective ways with planning.
Weinland Park Elementary Teacher Honored With Prestigious Award
Columbus Underground (Ohio)
January 24, 2017
Tiffany Tynes Curry, who is pursuing a Doctor in Education (EdD), was one of 35 educators nationally (and the only one in Ohio) to receive a Milken Educator Award, which comes with a $25,000 prize. She is a third-grade math and science teacher at Weinland Park Elementary School in Columbus.
DEQ Appoints New Director of Drinking Water
Deseret News (Utah)
January 20, 2017
Marie Owens, who earned her Master of Public Administration (MPA), was named director of drinking water by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.
Emmanuel Receives Scholarship
Herald Argus (Indiana)
January 20, 2017
Adejoke Emmanuel, who is pursuing her MS in Human Resource Management, received a $3,000 Public Safety Scholarship from the Correctional Professionals Assistance Fund of Indiana.
Peebles Named Associate Director of Financial Aid
Emanuel County Live (Georgia)
January 17, 2017
Ciara Peebles, who is pursuing a MS in Higher Education, was named assistant director of financial aid/processing and default management at East Georgia State College.
Currituck-Dare Community Foundation Announces New Advisory Board President
North Carolina Network of Grantmakers
January 13, 2017
Dr. Sheila Davies, who earned a PhD in Public Policy and Administration and a Master of Public Administration (MPA), was named president of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation advisory board. Davies is Dare County’s director of public health and the mayor of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Catholic Charities Northern Offices Get New Director
The Daily Courier (Arizona)
January 9, 2017
Sandi Flores, who earned a MS in Human and Social Services, was named senior programs director for the northern offices of Catholic Charities Community Services northern offices in Bullhead City, Cottonwood, Flagstaff, and Prescott, Arizona.
Developing Emotional Intelligence Among Healthcare Professionals
The Guardian (Nigeria)
January 5, 2017
Dr. Lori LaCivita, program director of Walden’s MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology programs, writes that training employees in emotional intelligence can improve the delivery of healthcare.