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Joeann Hinrichs

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Name: Dr. Joe Ann Hinrichs

Hometown: Thomasville, GA 31792

Education (please list your degrees and institutions):

BA University of Illinois-Education K-12 MA University of Illinois-Educational Leadership K-12 MA University of Illinois-English and Literature EdS Northern Illinois University-Educational Specialist-Superintendent cert. EdD Northern Illinois University-Educational Leadership

School/College Affiliation at Walden:

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Specialization at Walden:

PhD and EdD Programs all specializations.

Research Interests:

Qualitative in Methodology

Topics: Leadership, Reading/literacy, educational technology, electronic portfolios

A brief third-person narrative describing you.

My background is somewhat like a patchwork quilt that has included beginning as a substitute teacher, remedial reading aide, teaching at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. While the next phase of my life lead me smack dab into leadership, elementary principal, state education gifted director, assist. supt for a regional office in NY (BOCES) serving five counties and superintendent of schools. Higher education experiences have been as an adjunct instructor in community colleges and universities throughout IL, MO, and NY. Most recently, I’ve served as the chair of the school of education and lastly as a dean of professional programs. Teaching and leadership full time for Walden University has really been exciting and I love it.


BA, University of Ill

MA, Univ. of IL

EdS, Northern Il Univ

EdD, Northern IL Univ.