Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramPh.D. Education
Dr. Markus Berndt earned his doctoral degree (PhD) in Educational Psychology (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany), a masters degree in Psychology and Educational Sciences with a major in adult education (University of Regensburg, Germany), and a masters degree in Human Resource Management (Murray State University, KY). He was involved in teaching and research in the Department of Psychology at LMU for over a decade. For several years now he has been a core faculty member at a German university where he is involved in several government-funded research projects, the largest investigating scientific reasoning & argumentation, and diagnostic competencies in medical education via adaptive online-case simulations. Further research foci are on clinical reasoning, patient safety and care, peer assessment and peer feedback, assessment and evaluation and the investigation of cognitive processing with the help of eye tracking technology. He publishes in peer-reviewed impact journals in the respective fields on a regular basis. His teaching career includes lectures and courses in methodology and statistics, and all kind of teaching in the field of psychology and educational sciences. This ranges from topics such as peer assessment, motivation, instructional design, technology enhanced learning, research methods, psychology of learning and instruction, to many more. Dr. Berndt joined Walden University in 2014 and has been mainly involved in mentoring EdD and PhD doctoral students and teaching.