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Tina Dawson

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree ProgramDoctor of Education (EdD)

In 2000, the Dawsons left southwestern Virginia, where Mike and Tina lived for 26 years. Tina taught in and directed PK–12 programs, mostly independent alternative community schools, for over 20 years. In the past 20+ years, she has been both faculty member and administrator for brick and mortar and online universities. Dr. Dawson has participated in varied educational collaborations between the public and private sectors. Since joining Walden in 2005, she has taught research methodology, written several courses, and served on many doctoral committees as chair, committee member, and URR. Tina enjoys helping students think through the inquiry process.

Courses Taught

RSCH - Advanced Mixed Methods

RSCH - Advanced QUAL


RSCH 8110 - Research Theory

- various early childhood doctoral courses written and/or taught

- various leadership courses written and/or taught


BS, Virginia Tech

MS, VA Tech


Public Service

Newport Historical Committee,

Appalachian Trail Conference Volunteer,

Pacific Crest Trail Association,

Pacific Northwest Trail,

Awards / Honors

Extraordinary Faculty, Walden, 2008

Distinguished Contributions to Teaching & Learning, Antioch University Seattle, 2007

Innovative Teacher, VA TECH PDK, 1998


Skarbek, A. J., Johnson, S. L., Dawson, C. M. (2015). A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Manager Interventions Related to Workplace Bullying JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

Dawson, C. M., Keen, C., Philips, C. R. (2015). Learning from Ed.D. students in hybrid programs

Salmon, R. G., Dawson, C. M., Lawton, S., Johns, T. L. (1988). Public School Finance Programs of the United States and Canada, 1986-87


Dawson, C. M. (2014). Digital identities and digital portfolios for doctoral students

Chenoweth, L. C., Dawson, C. M. (2013). Using ePortfolios for assessment in a doctoral program Sloan Consortium

Hirst, J., Muncey, T., Christ, T., Dawson, C. M., Dyson, J., O'Cathain, A. (2010). Exploring Structural and Process Issues in Relation to Using Mixed Methods for Postgraduate Research

Dawson, C. M., Mowry, S. (2004). Redesigning administrative preparation in Washington State: a study in collaboration

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