College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Psychology
Dr. Frederick received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester with a major in Psychological Development. Dr. Frederick has 30 years of University teaching experience in psychology, specializing in Developmental Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Sport Psychology. At Walden University, Dr. Frederick is a contributing faculty who will be supporting Doctoral Candidates in Developmental Psychology.
Dr. Frederick’s current research and writing interests focus on several areas: including the effects of technology on personality, human motivation and leadership. Dr. Frederick has studied motivation across a wide range of individuals and in applied settings. In addition, she has written about women in leadership, leadership transitions, leadership quality and job satisfaction. Dr. Frederick has published over 70 journal articles and over 100 professional presentations. She previously taught at the University of Rochester, Southern Utah University (where she served as Faculty Senate President), and the University of Central Florida. Dr. Frederick has past experience in University administration and is a graduate of advanced leadership training programs at Harvard University and Stanford University. Dr. Frederick is active in a number of professional associations, is the President of the Society of Psychologists in Leadership, and is a faculty volunteer for Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.