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Michelle Brown

Contributing Faculty
Michelle Brown

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Michelle Brown serves as the Associate Director, Progress and Completion Initiatives, within Walden's Center for Research Quality. In this role, she supports the progress of Walden’s doctoral students, particularly students in programs with knowledge area modules (KAMs). In addition, Michelle works on other initiatives within the Center related to capstone committee member training and doctoral program completion. Previously, Michelle served as a University Research Reviewer (URR) Coordinator in the 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, 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

Public Service

Hempfield School District, Volunteer - Mount Joy, PA United States

Orange Grove ISD, Volunteer - Orange Grove, TX United States

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. R. (2017). The relationship between social change involvement and education Journal of Social Change

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

Mitchell, I., Nistor, N., Baltes, B. R., 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. R., 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

Brown, M. S., Tejeda-Delgado, C. (2009). Online Learning: The Adult Learner and Emotional Intelligence

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