Martha Cheney

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

Martha Cheney is the associate dean overseeing Early Childhood Studies programs and Educational Leadership and Administration programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences at Walden University. Dr. Cheney has been with Walden since 2006. She has been involved in education throughout her career as a preschool and primary grades teacher as well as a writer of educational supplements and children's media. She has served as a specialty professional association (SPA) program reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and as a site visitor for the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


EdD, University of Montana

MA, University of Montana

BA, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Public Service

Alamo Trust Incorported, Volunteer - San Antonio


McIntyre-Hite, L., Cheney, M., Bever, S. W., Mast, L. J., Hapka, A. R. (2018). CBEN's Quality Framework: A Case Study in Its Application to CBE Curriculum Quality Standards at Walden University. Journal of Competency-Based Education


Cheney, M., McIntyre-Hite, L. (2017). Competency-Based Curriculum Development and Continuous Improvement. Competency-Based Education Consortium

Cheney, M., Williams, J., Share, L. (2015). Competency-Based Education: A Pathway to Professionalism for Early Childhood Educators. NAEYC

Cheney, M., Mast, L. J., McIntyre-Hite, L. M., Sharp, D., Boyer, N., Mason, J., Navarre-Cleary, M., Telkamp, J. (2018). Exploring Self-Direction in Competency-based Education. Competency-Based Education Network

Share, L. B., Cheney, M., Williams, J. (2015). Motivational and Reflective Early Childhood Discussions in the Virtual Classroom. National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Williams, J. D., Cheney, M. (2015). Using Teacher Performance Assessment and Data-Informed Decision Making to Ensure Teacher Readiness. CAEP

Cheney, M., Share, L. (2013). Working with Families of Multiples. National Association for the Education of Young Children