Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Katherine Emmons has taught at the graduate level for 25 years as a faculty member in Education. She has chaired over twenty-five dissertation committees over her academic career, and served as a committee member on dozens of others. Her passion with work at Walden is helping see graduate writing and research take shape — Being present when those first seeds of research ideas get planted, and then grow to completion. Dr. Emmons has multidisciplinary and international experience, and has taught in several other countries. Her PhD work was centered around environmental education, more specifically local education and appreciation of rainforests in Central America. Her most recent research explored the literacy experiences of Arab teacher education students. Previous notable professional experiences in addition to teaching at Walden were supervising student teachers in the Middle East, and running the Writing Center at a British university in China. Katherine Emmons also writes creatively, and is a published children's author.