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Donald Poplau

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

Degree Program M.S. Education (MSEd)

I am a

part-time instructor at Walden University's College of Education and

Leadership. I retired several years ago from a full-time career in education--10

years as a high school teacher and over thirty years as a high school

principal, most recently at Mankato East High School (Minnesota). I have

an undergraduate degree in political science from Macalester College

(Minnesota) and graduate degrees including a doctorate in educational

leadership from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). I have also

been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational

Leadership at Minnesota State University-Mankato. I am currently living

in Eagan,Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb. My interests include

reading, writing, hiking, camping and baseball. I have been teaching for Walden

University for the past eight years, including the teaching of the

Foundations, School Leadership, Leading Learning Communities, Policy and Law, Capstone and Global Perspectives

courses. More recently, I moved to the MSED program to teach the Student Assessment course. I also advise doctoral study students as committee chair and content specialist. On a personal note, my wife and I have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Courses Taught

EDAD 7200 - Leadership for Today's Schools

EDAD 7202 - Leading to Promote Learning

EDAD 7900 - Leadership Capstone

EDAD 7901 - Capstone

EDAD 8143 - Leading Learning Communities

EDDD 8011 - School Policy and Law

EDSD 7011 - School Policy and Law

EDUC 6731 - Assessment Student Learning

EDUC 8081 - Prospectus

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive


EdD, University of St. Thomas

Ed.S., College of St. Thomas (MN)

MA, College of St. Thomas (MN)

Public Service

Dakota County Parks and Recreation, Volunteer - Eagan, MN United States

Minnesota Zoo, Volunteer - Apple Valley, MN United States

Science Museum of Minnesota, Volunteer - Saint Paul, MN United States