Michelle Brown

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
No Specific Program Affiliation

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.


EdD, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Corpus Christi

MA, Baylor University

BS, Pennsylvania State University

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2015

GPS Contribution to Student Success Award, GPS Laureate, 2017

GPS Collaboration Award, GPS Laureate, 2016

GPS Collaboration Award, GPS Laureate, 2015

OLC's Effective Practice Award for the DOC, OLC, 2017


Brown, M. S., Baltes, B. (2017). The relationship between social change involvement and education. Journal of Social Change

Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2016). The impact of early prospectus review. International Journal of Management and Applied Science

Mitchell, I., Nistor, N., Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2016). Effect of vocabulary test preparation on low-income Black middle school students’ reading scores. Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Brown, M. S. (2015). The Validation of the Spanish Version of the Emotional Skills Assessment Process. The International Journal of Transformative Emotional Intelligence


Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2016). The impact of early prospectus review.

Brown, M. S. (2014). Ethnicity and Academic Success in Online Learning. American Education Research Association