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Andrea Wilson

Core Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree ProgramDoctor of Education (EdD)

Andrea M. Wilson has served in many roles at all levels of the education environment from pre-Kindergarten thru graduate school. Dr. Wilson has worked in the field of public education as a special education teacher and administrator for more than a decade. In that time, she has developed and taught professional development courses for educators in special education. In addition, she has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of psychology and education. Dr. Wilson has been fortunate to serve as a founding member and team chair of the Research Review Board for a major public school system in the Atlanta, GA area. In addition to her roles in the classroom, Dr. Wilson has significant research interests in the areas of school improvement planning, student behavior and discipline, and the application of data-driven methods for the improvement of school district performance in special education services. Dr. Wilson's combination of education and experience in the fields of psychology and education allows her to bring a unique perspective to research, teaching, and mentoring activities.

Courses Taught

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus

EDAD 7201 - Applied Research in Education

EDAD 8145 - Research in Practice


PhD, Capella University

Educator Certification, Columbus State University

MA, Emory University

BA, College of the Holy Cross

Public Service

East Coweta High School Band Boosters, President - Sharpsburg, GA United States

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, Walden University, 2019

Faculty Excellence Award, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, Walden University, 2019


Cox-Magno, N., Ross, P. A., Dimino, K., Wilson, A. M. (2018). Metacognitive Reading Strategy and Emerging Reading Comprehension in Students With Intellectual Disabilities Journal of Education Research and Practice


Johnston, E., Burleigh, C., Wilson, A. M. (2019). Systems of collaborative research engaging higher education, humanities, social sciences, and adjunct faculty.

Burleigh, C., Wilson, A. M., Sixsmith, D. (2019). Mobile technology and teaching in high school classrooms: Do boundaries exist? University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies

Wilson, A. M., Navarro, M. (2019). Collaborative research team narratives of design, process, and implementation of a narrative study: Part 2. University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies

Hill, M., Calito, J., Wilson, A. M. (2019). Technological advances for academic improvements with disabled learners: A literature review. University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies

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