Doug Bailer

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Douglas Bailer’s formal educational training is in educational leadership, mathematics instruction, and science instruction. He has 30+ years educational experience in the k-12 setting, holding roles from the classroom to district level administration. During his twenty-six years of educational experience in Alabama, Dr. Bailer served 19 years as a high school science and mathematics teacher. During these years, he became the fifth teacher in the state to earn National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification (the first in the state north of Birmingham). During his last seven years in Alabama, Dr. Bailer served as a district supervisor overseeing testing, textbooks, and assisting the technology department for a school system with eighteen schools. In 2016, Dr. Bailer retired from Alabama and continued his k-12 teaching career in Georgia. After only two years at his new school, he was named head of the science department. In 2020 he was named his school’s Teacher of the year. He has served as a contributing faculty member for Walden University for thirteen years, teaching mathematics, research, and various other courses in the MA program. At Walden University, he has also served as a chair and member of several doctoral student dissertation committees.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6172 - Cultural Diversity& Motivation

EDUC 6181 - Dev Ed: Theory & Practice

EDUC 6561 - Math for Middle Level Teachers

EDUC 6563 - Science for Middle Level Teachers

EDUC 6610 - Teacher as Professional

EDUC 6616 - Enhance Learn for Diverse Populations


PhD, Touro University

EdS, University of Alabama

MA, University of Alabama

Awards / Honors

Alfa Teacher of the Year, Alfa Insurance, 2000

State of Alabama Educational Paperwork Reduction Committee, , 2001