Michelle Brown serves as the Director, Committee Support and Doctoral Student Progress, within Walden's Office of Research and Doctoral Services (ORDS). In this role, she supports the progress of Walden’s doctoral students, particularly in the capstone stage. In addition, Michelle works on other initiatives within ORDS related to capstone committee member training and doctoral program completion. Previously, Michelle served as a University Research Reviewer (URR) Coordinator in Riley College. She obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Kingsville. Her undergraduate work was completed at Penn State University, while her master’s degree is from Baylor University. She has served as a program director and associate professor for a doctoral program in educational leadership, a statistical analyst for government agencies, and has several years of K-12 teaching experience in both Pennsylvania and Texas.