Nadya Forjan

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

With over 18 years of experience in traditional classroom instruction, Dr. Forjan also possesses over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education settings. She currently serves as a Professor at Broward College. Dr. Forjan's academic journey culminated in her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Barry University, with her dissertation focusing on the comprehensive examination of self-regulated learning, metacognition, and self-efficacy learning strategies. She evaluated these constructs using the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) to predict academic achievement among students in an online undergraduate psychology course. Additionally, Dr. Forjan holds certifications from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescence-English language arts. She is also licensed by the states of California and Florida in secondary English 6-12, elementary K-6, Reading K-12, curriculum coordinator K-12, and elementary and secondary principal roles.
Prior to her role in higher education, Dr. Forjan spent 15 years as a K-12 teacher and Education Specialist in the Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), one of the largest school districts in the nation. Within MDCPS, she spearheaded the Cambridge Global Studies Program, where she led a team of 30 professionals, effectively fostering student success. Her teaching experience extends across diverse multicultural settings in both K-12 public schools and higher education institutions. In roles such as curriculum coordinator and literacy coach, Nadya collaborated with teachers, principals, and students in areas including literacy, gifted and talented education, multicultural education, and technology integration.
Nadya's international experience includes living in Germany, where she taught English at middle and high schools within the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools on U.S. military bases. Furthermore, she served as an Associate Professor at Central Texas College, teaching Early Childhood and Child Development courses, and at Broward College, instructing courses for the Education Bachelor's degree program.
In her role as Contributing Faculty at Walden University, she mentors doctoral candidates, guiding graduate students through the intellectual phases and institutional prerequisites of the doctoral degree programs.


PhD, Barry University

MS, Florida International University

BS, University of California Irvine

BS, University of California Irvine