Janette Whitmore

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
Ph.D. Human Services


Dr. Janette B. Whitmore received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration: Educational Leadership and Graduate Education at Liberty University in May 2023. Dr. Whitmore also has master’s degrees in Human Service Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Community Care and Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Dr. Whitmore is a Contributing Faculty Member at Walden University in the School of Human Services College of Psychology & Community Services.

A native of Ohio, Dr. Whitmore comes to Walden University, having served as a human service professional since 1995. Since early adolescence, Dr. Whitmore has been driven by deep compassion and unwavering dedication to addressing the trajectory of human needs and challenges. Dr. Whitmore holds near and dear to heart the core principles of human services, which include treating individuals with dignity and concern for their well-being; empowering individuals to make their own decisions; valuing and preserving cultural diversity; maintaining professional ethics and integrity; fighting for social justice; and acting in an impartial, truthful, and sincere manner. Dr. Whitmore’s fundamental values help individuals overcome the barriers they encounter within social systems to achieve personal and societal success. Dr. Whitmore’s favorite quote is, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 book Strength to Love.

Dr. Whitmore holds current professional memberships with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association of American Educators (AAE) and National Organization for Human Services (NOHS). Dr. Whitmore’s dissertation, “Feeling the Burn: A Phenomenological Study on Burnout Among Adjunct Professors at Higher Education Institutions,” has inspired her to continue researching occupational stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout within higher education and other professional spaces.