Marti Markward

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Markward Markward’s formal training is in social work and vocational education related to special needs where she served in schools and higher education over a twenty-six-year career. She has supervised numerous dissertation committees. In 2001, she received a Fulbright award to teach Sofia, Bulgaria.

Dr. Markward practiced as a k-12 school social worker for seven years. She then moved into higher education positions related to teaching social work policy, practice, and research course over the course of 19 years.

At Walden University, she teaches child and adolescent practice, as well as supervises students completing the DSW doctoral capstone project. Dr. Markward has chaired several doctoral student dissertation committees at brick and mortar universities.

Dr. Markward's research has been focused on intimate partner violence (IPV), child mental health, school social work, evidence-based practice with women, and special needs populations.

Dr. Markward's research expertise is in conducting quantitative research, though she is also interested in program evaluation, basic qualitative research (focus groups, open-end questions), and applied research.

Dr. Markward has published 31 peer reviewed journal
Articles, 7 invited book chapters, 2 co-edited books, and one co-authored book. She continues to review for several journals and writes chapters by invitation.


AA, Grand View College

BA, University of Northern Iowa

MSW, University of Illinois-Urbana

PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana