Cathy McKay

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Catherine McKay has been in the field of education since 2000. Starting in the K-12 environment, she has taught a variety of STEM courses in middle and high school. Catherine then transitioned to higher education in 2009, tutoring and teaching at a local community college. During this time, Catherine attending Walden earning her Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, then earning her Doctorate of Education in Teacher Leadership. Having a passion for education, leadership, STEM, and curriculum she began administrative positions in higher education including community colleges as well as online universities. At Walden, she will be a contributing faculty member for doctoral research. Her research interests include: STEM, curriculum, educational technology, and leadership. Her active participation in professional organizations such as OLC, USDLA, and ISTE has contributed to her experience. Catherine’s major accomplishments include successfully creating and implementing student support programs as well as increasing participation in them. Successfully building and implementing support programs for colleagues and other faculty. She has also been able to assist with writing curriculum for two major private school districts. Finally, Catherine has been able to successfully guide many students through their doctoral journey.


EdD, Walden University

MEd, American College of Education

MS, Walden University


McKay, C. (2020). “Three-Part Harmony: Workplace Competencies, Digital Micro-Credentials, and Employability Courses. USDLA

McKay, C. (2020). Leading in Online Learning Environments: A conversation about challenges and solutions. OLC