Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Dr. Andersson first began working with Walden in 2009 after working in public and private schools as a teacher, counselor, learning specialist, and curriculum director. Because of her interest in reading and working with teachers, she taught courses for over 25 years in Curriculum and Instruction and Reading at the University of New Orleans and counseling courses at other New Orleans universities. Her focus in now on serving as Chair and Committee member for students of Walden University and teaching EDD classes. After many years of serving as a Learning Specialist and Director of Teaching and Learning, she has now focused her attention in the last 8 years as the Academic Administrator and Head of School of a Montessori preschool and elementary school. In this position she works with students, parents, and administrators to best meet the student needs and develop appropriate curricula. She also has a private practice as an Educational Diagnostician and Counselor.
EDDD 8052 - Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change
EDDD 8061 - Assessment ande Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs
EDDD 8102 - Promoting Success of Diverse Learners
EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus
EDDD 8990 - Completingt the Doctoral Capstone
EDDD 8081 - Completing the Prospectus
EDDD 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive
BA, Newcomb College
MEd, University of New Orleans
PhD, University of New Orleans
Board of Directors of the Cathedral Montessori School, President - New Orleans, United States
Awards / Honors
Kappa Delta Pi, 1968
Leading Educators of the World, 2005
Phi Delta Kappa, University of New Orleans, 1972
Phi Kappa Phi, 1971
Thompson, B., Andersson, B. V. (1983). Construct Validity of the Divergent Production Subtests from the Structure-of-Intellect Learning Abilities Test. Educational and Psychological Measurement.
Andersson, B. V., Gipe, J. (2006). Creativity as a Mediating Variable in Inferential Reading Comprehension. Reading Psychology.
Andersson, B. V., Barnitz, J. (1984). Cross-Cultural Schemata and Reading Comprehension. Journal of Reading.
Andersson, B. V. (2000). Learning Styles and Accommodations. Adolescence in America:N-Z.
Andersson, B. V. (1988). Beyond the Language Arts Curriculum. International Reading Association.
Andersson, B. V. (2000). Constructivist Approaches to the Teaching of Math. National Teachers of Math.
Andersson, B. V. (1992). First Grade Language Arts Combined Approach Program . Interntional Reading Association.
Andersson, B. V. (1993). Integrating Music, Art, and Math in an Elementary School Curriculum. Association for Gifted and Talented.
Andersson, B. V. (2000). Strategies to Trigger Math Concept Formation. Independent School Association of the Southwest.
Andersson, B. (1997). Teaching Students to Become Their Own Advocates. Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Andersson, B. (1996). Integrating the Arts and Folktales in the Elementary Curriculum. Interntional Reading Association.