Eric Fraunfelter

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

Personal Biography:
My name is Eric Fraunfelter and I live in eastern Pennsylvania (right between Allentown, PA and the Poconos-the Lehigh Valley) with my wife and three daughters. My wife’s name is Stephanie, and she has been a homemaker for over 20 years, however, now she is a caretaker for my elderly mother. It's very demanding and requires a lot of time, but we appreciate her dedication. Olivia, my oldest daughter, is 27 years old; she graduated college in 3 ½ years and then attended Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, PA (May 15, 2021). Olivia was elected president of the student body in her junior year of college. She played NCAA Division II field hockey while she studied pre-law/sports management! Currently, she passed the bar exam here in PA and is working for a large law firm. She loves exercise, Labrador Retrievers (Sampson-her best friend) and most of all, field hockey. She has traveled to Wellington, FL, Richmond, VA, and Phoenix, AZ to play in National Field Hockey Tournaments. In the summer of 2015, she represented the United States in a goodwill tour in Italy & Austria. Natalie, (my middle daughter) is 26 years old and a 2019 college graduate with a degree in Business and a minor in Marketing. She currently works in marketing/communications at the university level. Natalie also enjoys baking, music, singing, and arts/crafts. Grace, my youngest daughter, is 20 years old, she graduated HS early and is in her 3rd full year of college, currently she is playing field hockey (Division II level). She loves driving, music, and Netflix, but most of all, anything field hockey. Her best friend, (Black Labrador Retriever) Cola, was diagnosed with Leukemia and passed away a 7 years ago. However, great news: our yellow Labrador Molly (Cola's daughter) had puppies, 3 black males and 1 yellow female, and of course we kept a black male, and his name is Sampson, he is 6 years old now and a very big boy (98 lbs.). Grace is studying biology with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. My family and I enjoy summers at our cabin the in the mountains of PA, as well as, golfing, gardening, and athletic events. I look forward to working with all of you at Walden University and if I can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to email (or call) me (610-588-4551).

Educational Biography:
I have been teaching for 30 years in public education & higher education (middle school, high school & college). I have taught all grades from 5th through 12th and all academic levels from tech prep to college prep and honors as well. Mostly, I have taught all subjects in the social studies field, however, I did teach algebra for a several years. I have varsity coaching experience in football, track and softball and I spent over 10 years as the supervisor of student government. safety patrol and yearbook. I have 20 years of collegiate teaching (mostly at the graduate level, but some undergraduate as well) experience online using eCollege and blackboard, as well as brick and mortar experience in the field of education. I hold the following degrees and certifications: BA-Social Studies/History, MS-Educational Administration, Elementary Education, Secondary Education-Social Studies, Supervisor, Principal, and Superintendent. Also, I am a member of Kappa Delta Pi honor society. My intensive study was on the topic of: Professional Learning Communities & Teacher Efficacy. My EdD coursework was in Instructional and Curriculum Leadership. I am very excited to be working with all of you. I wish everyone a wonderful class/6 weeks.


Courses Taught

EDUC 6647 - Dynamic Teacher Leadership

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom

EDUC 6655 - Mentoring, Coaching & Collaboration

EDUC 6659 - Professional Learning Communities

EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind


EdD, Northcentral University

MS, Capella University

BA, Moravian College

Public Service

Jack Mason Culbertson Scholarship, Organizer - Bangor

Lehigh Valley Special Olympics, Volunteer - Allentown


Fraunfelter, E. (2011). PLCs & Teacher Efficacy .