Donna Heretick

College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Heretick has been with Walden University, School of Psychology, since 2010. In 2016 she became Coordinator, Ph.D. Psychology program. Dr. Heretick completed a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Social/Personality Psychology) and also respecialized in Clinical Psychology. She practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist (for 18 years), has held various faculty and administrative leadership roles in graduate programs with various universities, and has served as consultant to non-profits and state entities. In 2022, she became a contributing faculty member, primarily chairing PhD Psychology dissertation students.

Courses Taught

PSYC 9000 - Ph.D. Dissertation


BS, College of William and Mary

MS, Virginia Commonwealth University

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University


Heretick, D. M., Learn, I. (2020). Severity of coercive sexual harassment in professor–student interaction and peer bystander responses. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Heretick, D. M., Tanguma, J. Anxiety and attitudes towards statistics and research among younger and older nontraditional-age adult learners. Journal of Continuing Higher Education

Henninger, P., Heretick, D. M. (2020). Predictors of quality of life among an international sample of mothers of children 12 and under with corpus callosum disorders.. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Heretick, D. M. (2017). Mental Health Courts.

Heretick, D. M. (2013). Clinicians' reports of the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on mental health clients. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences


Heretick, D., Tanguma, J. (2019). Students' attitudes towards statistics don't necessarily match their attitudes towards.

Heretick, D. M., Learn, I. (2020). Effects of severity of faculty-student coercive sexual harassment on peer student bystander responses. .

Evans, J., Heretick, D. M. (2016). Attitudes towards aggression as a mediator between exposure to violence and academic performance among adolescents .

Heretick, D. M. (2016). Consumers’ trust in sources of health information: Differences by party affiliation.

Heretick, D. M. (2018). Positive social change: Faith, politics, and moral responsibility.

Heretick, D. M. (2019). Positive social change: Motives and beliefs about personal and social influences.. American Psychological Association