Carol Spaulding

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

Carol Spaulding received her PhD in Health Education with a specialty in Health Promotion at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She received her Certified Health Education Specialist Certificate in 2014. Dr. Spaulding began as a Contributing faculty member at Walden in 2011.. She mentors doctoral students as Committee Chair and member in the Riley College of Education and Human Sciences.

She has taught Foundations of Health Promotion, Foundations of Epidemiology, Health Promotion Program Planning, Theories of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, and Public Health Administration at other universities. Professionally, Dr. Spaulding served as a program manager and executive at state public health agency, and has led several large grant projects involving community-based research settings in the areas of nutrition, child obesity, parent behavior, and child physical activity. She has a number of publications and presentations on community-based and health-related research projects.

Courses Taught

HLTH 9101E-17 - Dissertation


PhD, University of Texas at Austin

MA, Stephen F. Austin State University

Public Service

Health Start Foundation, Committee Member - Austin


Spaulding, C. J., Mcneal, C. J., Coppin, J. D., Shimek, C., Field, L., Murano, P. S. (2015). Engaging Inner City Middle School Students in Development of an Energy Expenditure Food Label. Journal of prevention \& intervention in the community

Evans, A., Seth, J. G., Smith, S., Harris, K. K., Loyo, J., Spaulding, C. J., Van Eck, M., Gottlieb, N. (2011). Parental feeding practices and concerns related to child underweight, picky eating, and using food to calm differ according to ethnicity/race, acculturation, and income. Maternal and Child Health Journal

Srinivasan, V., Doucet, L., Shimek, C., Warren, C. A., Spaulding, C. J., Paulhill, K., McNeal, C. J., Coppin, J. D. (2010). Know Your Audience: Designing a Nutrition Education Game for Middle School Kids.

McKyer, E., Vaughan, K., Murano, P., Girimaji, A., Baxter, S., Spaulding, C. J., Tisone, C. (2011). TEXFAN project preliminary results: Impact of WIC food package change on Texas WIC participants. Texas Public Health Journal

Coppin, J. D., McNeal, C. J., Spaulding, C. J., Warren, C. A., Srinivasan, V., Shimek, C., Paulhill, K., Doucet, L. (2010). Middle school students’ understanding of calories, energy expenditure and the Nutrition Facts Panel.

Spaulding, C. J., Loukas, A. (2010). Hispanic Parent Attitudes and Preschool Children's Time with Activity-Promoting Media.

Spaulding, C. J., Gottlieb, N. H., Jensen, J. (2008). Promoting physical activity in low-income preschool children. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation \& Dance

Seth, J. G., Evans, A. E., Harris, K. K., Loyo, J. J., Ray, T. C., Spaulding, C. J., Gottlieb, N. H. (2007). Preschooler Feeding Practices and Beliefs: Differences Among Spanish-and English-speaking WIC Clients. Family & community health