Alice Eichholz

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Eichholz has been teaching adult learners throughout her academic career, beginning with work at Queens College, City University of New York in 1967. At Walden she has worked with both Ph.D. and Ed.D. students in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership for the last since 2009. Previously, at Walden she was director of academic residencies from 2005.
Before coming to Walden University, she mentored non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students in higher education/distance education in Vermont and New York City. In addition to her higher education experience, she is a nationally known family history researcher and writer, having attained and maintained board certification in genealogy since 1987 (now retired). More recently she has focused on the emerging field of genetic genealogy, presenting locally around Minnesota to assist adults in learning the new science.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8800 - Research Forum

EDPD 8990 - Completing the Dissertation


BS, Indiana University

MEd, Wayne State University

PhD, New York University

Public Service

2020 Partners/NuLoop Partners, Member - Minneapols

North Loop Neighborhood Association - Planning and Zoning, Committee Member - Minneapolis

Downtown Families Minneapolis, Member - Minneapolis

Awards / Honors

Homer L. Dodge Award for Excellence in Teaching, Norwich University, 1991

Grahame T. Smallwood Award of Merit, Association of Professional Genealogists, 1988


Eichholz, A. (2004). Red book: American state, county, and town sources.

Rose, J. M., Eichholz, A. (2003). Black genesis: A resource book for African-American genealogy. (rev. ed.).

Eichholz, A. (2003). Managing cutoff through family history research.

Offerman-Zuckerberg, J., Eichholz, A. (1989). Changing concepts of masculinity and femininity.

Offerman-Zuckerberg, J., Eichholz, A. (1989). Amniocentesis: Ambivalence and foreknowledge.

Offerman-Zuckerberg, J., Eichholz, A. (1988). Psychohistory reflections of changing body images for women.


Eichholz, A. (2018). A Tale of Two Grandfathers: Using the Full Potential of DNA. Minnesota Genealogical Society

Eichholz, A. (2018). Why, Oh Y-DNA Testing in Genealogy. Minnesota Genealogical Society

Eichholz, A. (2015). DNA Side of Genealogy. Minnesota History Center

Eichholz, A. (2014). Women in the Family: Genealogical Challenge and Opportunity. Minnesota History Center

Eichholz, A. (2011). Professional Competencies for Today's Continuing Education Leaders: Findings from the 2010 Management and Leadership Survey. UPCEA

Peinovich, P., Brigham, D., Eichholz, A. (2007). Institutional strategies for promoting positive social change. University Continuing Education Association