Ellen Scales

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Ellen Scales earned her Ph.D. in education, with a specialization in reading, writing and literacy, at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Ellen brings extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in PK-12 education, in higher education, and in educational consulting with school districts across the country. Ellen has worked with instructional coaching projects through the Annenberg Foundation and, in a new teacher project in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2012, she has been working with doctoral students at Walden University and teaching in the Reading, Literacy and Assessment Ed.D. Program.

Courses Taught

EDDD 8060 - Issues&Trends in Reading&Literacy

EDUC 8542 - Literacy Leadership in Today's Schools

EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

MEd, Arcadia University

BA, Villanova University

Public Service

Discovery Charter School, Board Member - Philadelphia

Alliance for Progress Charter School, Board Member - Philadelphia


Scales, E. (2008). Education for Everyone: An asynchronous global distance education network.. Common Ground

Scales, E. B. (2008). Forging Online Communities: How many postings will it take?. Drexel University

Scales, E. B. (2008). Leading Virtually: Program administrators and leadership online. Coventry University