Tina Dawson

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

In 2000, the Dawsons left southwestern Virginia, where Mike and Tina lived for 26 years, and moved to Washington State. 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 across leadership specializations, written several courses, and served on many doctoral committees as chair, committee member, and URR. As of 2020, Tina retired from full-time work at Walden and is concentrating on serving doctoral students. She enjoys helping students think through the inquiry process.

Courses Taught

Resi 8404 - Residency 4 - QUAL

EDPD 8990 - Dissertation

EDDD 8990 - Capstone

RSCH 8640 - Advanced Mixed Methods


BS, Virginia Tech

MS, VA Tech


Public Service

Newport Historical Committee, Member -

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


Trube, M. B., Dawson, C. M. (2020). Call to advocacy: Expanding graduate students' leader-advocate identities..

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.

Bentley-Sassaman, J., Dawson, C. M. (2012). Deaf-Hearing Interpreter Teams: A Teamwork Approach. Journal of Interpretation


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.