Kelley Walters

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Kelley Walters has spent the last decade teaching and serving as an administrator in online higher education settings. She has over twenty-five years of experience ranging from the K12 classroom and Elementary Principal to graduate level teaching and higher education administration. She has served as Dean for a School of Business, Founding Senior Director for a Center for Teaching and Learning, Director of Curriculum, and Faculty. In addition, she is a Contributing Editor for Young Children (NAEYC), Editorial Review Board Member for The Reading Teacher (ILA), Editorial Review Board for The Record (KDP), and a reviewer for a plethora of peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Walters’ primary research interests include distance learning instructional practices, online teaching and learning, college level writing and faculty and distance learning instructional practices. Walters has a Ph.D. in Reading Education from Oakland University, an MBA from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in Reading from Eastern Michigan University, a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She lives in Michigan with her two children.


PhD, Oakland University

MBA, Northcentral University

MA, Eastern Michigan University

BA, Michigan State University

Public Service

CODiE Awards, Judge -

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, , 2012

Walden University | Presidential Research Fellowship: Research in Distance Education, , 2013