Don Poplau

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
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 Saint Paul,Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb. My interests include
reading, writing, hiking, camping and baseball. I have been teaching for Walden
University for the past 11years, including the teaching of the
Foundations, School Leadership, Leading Learning Communities, Policy, Law, Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, Capstone and Global Perspectives
courses. 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

Minnesota Zoo, Volunteer - Apple Valley

Science Museum of Minnesota, Volunteer - Saint Paul