Ralph Prall

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Education (MSEd)

Dr. Ralph Prall’s formal training, in which he has served over his 30+ year career, includes educational administration, adult and vocational education, special education, marketing education, and business administration. Dr. Prall’s teaching roles in public school systems have included the teaching positions in the teaching of students with special needs, and in the subject area of marketing education. Dr. Prall has also taught business courses in associate degree programs at two state universities.

Roles other than teaching have included: 7-12 special education coordinator, academic supervisor and principal, as well as a central office position. The central office position was Director of the Community Services Division of a city school system. His most noted accomplishment as director was the proposal, rental, equipping and staffing of a separate building downtown. This was used as a center for the addition of full-time adult daytime students, enrolled in full-time, nine-month vocational programs; many with help from the financial aid specialist at the center.

His most noted accomplishment as principal was to incorporate measures to turn a school around, which was dysfunctional from a disciplinary standpoint when he took over.

Dr. Prall has taught in the Master of Science in Education Program of The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University for 16 years. He teaches in the Curriculum Instruction and Assessment Program.

Dr. Prall has presented papers at two national forums. Dr. Prall has done consulting work at the government and school district levels.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6619 - Students with Special Needs

EDUC 6533 - Action Research for Educators

EDUC 6625 - Habits of Mind: Teaching Skills to Promote Self-directed Learning

EDUC 6730 - Curriculum Design for Learning

EDUC 6731 - Assessment for Student Learning

EDUC 6651 - Teacher Leadership in the Classroom: Increasing Learning and Achievement

EDUC 6650 - Enhancing Learning through Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

EDUC 6657 - Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

EDUC 6673 - Literacy and Learning in the Information Age

EDUC 6674 - Designing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for Students with Special Needs

EDAD 6803 - Allocating Resources Strategically and Structuring the Organization for Learning

EDAD 6805 - Fostering Productive School Leadership, Cultures, and Working Relationships

EDAD 6806 - Collaborating with Families and Communities for Student Success

EDAD 6807 - Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments

EDAD 6811 - Internship, Part One

EDAD 6812 - Internship, Part Two


BS, Youngstown State University

MBA, Youngstown State University

PhD, The Ohio State University


Prall, R. J. (1986). Faculty Use of Student-Business Counseling Teams to develop Marketing Plans and Employee Manuals for Actual Businesses. Ohio State University

Prall, R. J. (1987). Use of Student-Business Counseling Teams to Assist Businesses Housed in the Akron-Summit Industrial Incubator. Ohio State University