Kisha Walker

Academic Coordinator
Kisha Walker
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Dr. Kisha Walker currently serves as the Academic Coordinator in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences, where she oversees the Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Special Education and the Masters of Education in Special Education, supporting both faculty and teacher candidates. She initially joined Walden University in 2009 as a University Supervisor and began teaching graduate courses in 2014. Dr. Walker, has served in various roles including a Senior contributing faculty member, doctoral committee member, course writer, and council member on several committees, many of which she continues to support, including a peer reviewer for the Journal of Educational Research and Practice.

As a former education administrator, Dr. Walker provided training and support to special education teachers and paraprofessionals with the implementation of standards-based and adapted curriculum plans for students with exceptionalities. She conducted professional development opportunities and ensured district and state compliance. As a lifelong learner and trainer, Dr. Walker continues to share her passion, teaching those embarking upon the field. She facilitates professional development opportunities, webinars, and workshops supporting fellow educators, colleagues, and K-12 students and parents. Dr. Walker has shared her expertise and experience in documentaries, educational articles, and a textbook chapter on use of avatar simulations in teacher preparation.

Dr. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Criminal Justice; a Master of Science Degree in the Administration of Juvenile Justice from Shippensburg University; and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from Arcadia University. She earned her doctorate in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University. Dr. Walker also holds a Reading Endorsement and Culturally Proficient Coaching Endorsement. She held National Board Certificattion as an Exceptional Needs Teacher from 2010-2020. Among Dr. Walker's accolades are a published children’s book in 2014, focused on empowering children to reach for their dreams despite obstacles they may face and receiving the Faculty Excellence Award July 2018 for the Richard W. Riley College of Education.


BA, Temple University

MS, Shippensburg University

MEd, Arcadia University

PhD, Capella University

Public Service

Asa G. Hilliard/Student Governance Council , Board Member - East Point

Fulton County Board of Education , Participant - Atlanta

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University , 2018

Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award, Richard W. Riley College of Education & Leadership, 2018


Dixon, E., Walker, K. L. (2014). Introducing Southern Bell.

Walker, K. L., Ness, S. L., Reed, F. E., Strang, K. (2021). A Safe Space: Practicing Teaching Skills With Avatars.

Fontenot, C. L., Spoede, Conley, Walker, K. L. (2022). Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Disability Categories: Case Studies, Discussion Questions, and Activities.


Walker, K. L., , T. (2020). Mend and Vent .

Luzzo, D., Costner, K. L., Canipe, S. L., Walker, K. L., Wesson, S. E., Porter, S., Scott, T. (2020). Online and Hybrid Instruction: Preparing K-12 Educators for the Upcoming Academic Year. Walden University

Walker, K. L. (2020). Teacher Well-being: Practical Implication within Your Schools. Walden University

Walker, K. L. (2020). Teacher Well-being: Practical Implications Within Your New Classroom. Baltimore Teacher Union

Walker, K. L. (2020). Teacher Well-being" Practical Implication Within Your Classrooms. Walden University

Ness, S. L., Walker, K. L., Khoury, C. (2019). Inter-rater Reliability Study. Walden University