Darci Harland

Academic Coordinator
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Harland has twelve years experience as a public school teacher having taught middle-level science, high school science, and English. Her book The STEM Student Research Handbook encourages high school students to conduct their own research at the highest levels of inquiry. As a university professor, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate levels. She’s taught a variety of courses addressing literacy in the content area, general secondary methods, secondary science methods, lab methods of science teaching, and educational technology. Her Ph.D is in Educational Technology, masters is in Curriculum and Instruction, and undergraduate degree in English/Biology Education. She also was assistant director of research at the Center for Math, Science, and Technology. She has had various roles at Walden including contributing faculty, core faculty, and is currently the Academic Program Coordinator for the specializations of Educational Technology & Design as well as Learning, Instruction, and Innovation in the College of Education. Her research interests include digital colleague connectedness, depth of reflection of inservice/preservice teachers, best practices of online instructors, and how graduate faculty use technology to support online capstone writers including screencast feedack.

Courses Taught

EDPD 8097 - Designing Instruction for eLearning

EDPD 8011 - Authentic Assessment

EDPD 8012 - Innovative Curriculum


BA, Olivet Nazarine University

MS, Illinois State University

PhD, Walden University