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Belinda McFeeters

Core Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree ProgramDoctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Belinda B. McFeeters is an accomplished educator and scholar with nearly twenty years of professional experience as a higher education administrator, faculty member and leadership researcher. She has taught, trained and provided leadership to a diverse group of students and professionals in doctoral programs and professional organizations. Prior to joining the Walden University community, Dr. McFeeters served as Associate Vice President – Academic Affairs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Leadership Studies PhD program at North Carolina A&T State University, and Adjunct Faculty Evaluator at the Center for Creative Leadership. Most recently, Dr. McFeeters served as Faculty Development Director and Inclusion Director at Reiss-Davis Graduate School. Dr. McFeeters’ education background spans across diverse disciplines. She earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), a MS in Adult Education from North Carolina A&T State University, and a BS in Human Environmental Sciences, with a focus on business and community services from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. McFeeters has great respect for research and scholarly writing. She has co-authored two books on global leadership and diversity and authored or co-authored almost 20 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on doctoral education, leadership education, multicultural education, higher education, K-12 education, and sociological issues.



Education

BS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC United States

MS, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University - Greensboro, NC United States

PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA United States

Post-master's Certificate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA United States

Public Service

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Committee Member - Wilmington, NC United States

Cape Fear Volunteers, Volunteer - Wilmington, NC United States

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Service as Vice President, Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Academic and Professional Honor Society, Alpha Chapte, Chi Sigma Alpha, Student Affairs, 2004

Outstanding Service to the Commission on Evaluation and Assessment Directorate, American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2009

Publications

Glazek, K. J., Adu, P., McFeeters, B. B. (2018). Methodology Expert Survey

Hirt, J. B., Amelink, C. T., McFeeters, B. B., Strayhorn, T. L. (2008). A System of Othermothering: Student Affairs Administrators' Perceptions of Relationships with Students at Historically Black Colleges NASPA Journal

McFeeters, B. B. (2009). Cultural values and their inherent impact on education Research Starters Education

Glazek, K. J., Adu, P., McFeeters, B. B. Development and preliminary evaluation of a doctoral dissertation support center. Training and Education in Professional Psychology

Glazek, K. J., Adu, P., McFeeters, B. B. (2018). Dissertation Chair Survey

Glazek, K. J., Adu, P., McFeeters, B. B. (2018). Dissertation Writing Expert Survey

McFeeters, B. B., Strayhorn, T. L. (2006). Hirt, J. B., Bennett, B. R., StraWhat really matters? The nature of rewards for student affairs administrators at historically Black colleges and universities NASAP Journal

McFeeters, B. B. (2009). Ingroups & outgroups Research Starters Sociology

Strayhorn, T. L., McFeeters, B. B. (2006). Hirt, J. B., Strayhorn, T. L., Amelink, C. A., & Bennett, B. R. (2006). The nature of student affairs work at historically Black colleges and universities 47, 661- 676. Journal of College Student Development

McFeeters, B. B. (2009). Institutional prejudice Research Starters Sociology

McFeeters, B. B. (2010). Leading across differences: Cases and perspectives

McFeeters, B. B. (2010). Leading Across Differences: Cases and Perspectives - Facilitator's Guide

McFeeters, B. B. (2009). Successful leadership in turnaround schools: A case study about the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and the School Leadership Executive Institute (SLEI). Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Gentry, W. A., Katz, R. B., McFeeters, B. B. (2009). The continual need for improvement to avoid derailment: a study of college and university administrators Higher Education Research & Development

McFeeters, B. B. (2010). Using film to illustrate different perspectives

McFeeters, B. B. (2009). White privilege: Discussing the invisible advantages and apparent disadvantages. Research Starters Education

Presentations

McFeeters, B. B. (2018). Black in academia: A panel discussion. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

McFeeters, B. B., Patterson, J. A. (2020). EdD and PhD Residency Updates and APA 6 to APA 7 Resources NFM

McFeeters, B. B. (2018). McFeeters, B. B., Diversity in higher education. Preparing future professional faculty program. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

McFeeters, B. B. (2015). Sharing academic resources: Flash talk session. WASC Senior College and University Commission

McFeeters, B. B. (2010). Understanding complex ecologies of African American collegians by advancing educational research and practice. American Educational Research Association (AERA)

McFeeters, B. B. (2020). Walden University Faculty: Impacting Social Change Center for Faculty Excellence

McFeeters, B. B. (2015). You’re not alone: A team approach to supporting students through their dissertations. WASC Senior College and University Commission

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