Dr. Kisha Walker currently serves as the Academic Coordinator in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, where she oversees the Master of Arts in Teaching Program 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. Dr. Walker’s passion for the field of education and teaching those embarking upon the field extends to her work as a trainer and lifelong learner. She continues to facilitate professional development opportunities and webinars, supporting fellow educators, colleagues, and K-12 students and parents. Dr. Walker has shared her expertise and experience in documentaries, educational articles, and a soon to be released textbook chapter.
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 National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as an Exceptional Needs Teacher, as well as a Reading Endorsement and Culturally Proficient Coaching Endorsement. She published a children’s book in 2014, focused on empowering children to reach for their dreams despite obstacles they may face and was awarded the Faculty Excellence Award July 2018 for the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.
BA, Temple University
MS, Shippensburg University
MEd, Arcadia University
PhD, Capella University
Fulton County Board of Education , Participant - Atlanta
Dixon, E., Walker, K. L. (2014). Introducing Southern Bell.