Alia Sheety

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Alia Sheety's formal training is in Curriculum, instruction, and assessment from Arizona State University. She served in various roles over the last 30 years. Including a high school principal and teaching undergraduate courses preparing pre-service science teachers. In 2008 she moved to the United States and served in higher education positions . First at the International Institute for Restorative Practices, where she taught applying restorative approaches in classroom management and into pedagogy, evaluation of research, and action research courses. In her current position she developed and coordinated an online Master program in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and currently she coordinates and teaches in the Educational Leadership doctoral program. She teaches courses in research, student centered curriculum, action research, and mentor doctoral students' by serving as dissertation chair on their dissertation committees or a committee member. At Walden University, as a contributing faculty she serves as a chair in dissertation committees or a committee member to support methodology or topic of expertise.
Dr. Sheety current research focuses primary; 1. Inquiry based learning, 2. Online teaching and learning, and 3. Research on issues related to social justice and the application of restorative practices. Recently also the emergency transition to online learning in higher education due to COVID-19. Currently she is collaborating with one of her previous doctoral students on coauthoring a book chapter reflecting on the dissertation mentorship process for social just leadership. Dr. Sheety value collaboration among colleagues and international comparative research studies. She has presented in national and international conferences including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), World Educational Research Association (WERA), and Online Learning Consortium International Conference (OLC). Dr. Sheety served as a peer reviewer in various settings. She has published peer reviewed articles and book chapters.


PhD, Arizona State University

MBA, University of Haifa

MA, University of Haifa, Israel

BA, University of Haifa, Israel

Awards / Honors

Sigma Rho Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta honor society for international scholars, Sigma Rho Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta honor society, 2014


Sheety, A. (2019). A Restorative Approach to Valuing Emotion Management in Educational Leadership: The case of Liberians and Palestinian Arabs in Israel.

Forte, S., Sheety, A. Restorative Mentorship to Promote Reciprocal Collaboration for Socially Just Leadership.

Francis, D., Colbry, S., Gratch Hoyle, A., Ratmansky, L., Sheety, A., Szpara, M. (2017). Opting into a faculty scholarship community: Benefiting productivity and personal well-being. The Journal of Faculty Development

Rundell, F., Sheety, A., Negrea, V. (2018). Managing trauma: A restorative approach.

Rademacher, N., Sheety, A. (2016). Enhancing learning through community-based partnership..


Trexler, M., Szpara, M., Sheety, A. (2022). Transforming Writing Supports in an Accelerated ED.D. Program Serving Professional Practitioners From Under-Resourced School Districts. The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)

Ahmad, R., Gentile, A., Sheety, A. (2021). Support Networks that Influence Resilience, Persistence, and Graduation of Black Female Doctoral Students in Pre-Dominantly White Institutions (PWIs). National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates