Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramDoctor of Education (EdD)
Kate Steffens is the Dean of the School of Education and Professional License at Walden University. She has served in a variety of positions in her career including professor of special education, associate dean, director of assessment and accreditation, and interim vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Steffens has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her professional interests include accreditation, assessment, and accountability. Dr. Steffens has served as a national consultant guiding institutions in their assessment and accreditation efforts.