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Rebecca Stout

Program Director

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Public Policy and Administration

Degree Program Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Dr. Rebecca Stout earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and biology/premedical studies from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA. Her master’s degree is in sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Stout served as a program director for Learning for Life, a nonprofit organization in Denver, CO. She then moved over to working in higher education for various universities, teaching sociology and related fields. At Walden University, she teaches the HUMN6660 capstone class and quantitative methods class. She has also taught theory of research and leadership.

Dr. Stout’s research interest has primarily been in burnout. She has presented and published on burnout among online college instructors, most recently presenting at the Online Learning Consortium – Accelerate in Orlando, FL. She was recently featured in EdSurge for her work on burnout.

Courses Taught

HUMN 8550 - Preparing for Dissertation

HUMN 8100 - Research Theory

HUMN 8200 - Quantitative Research Methods


EdD, Argosy University - Phoenix, United States


Stout, R. A. (2014). Working at home: Exploring gender roles and burnout among online, adjunct faculty at a proprietary, postsecondary institution. ProQuest Dissertation and Theses.


Stout, R. A. (2017). An Interactive Workshop: Using Data-Driven Indicators to Guide Online Undergraduate Faculty Outreach to Encourage the Success of Nontraditional Students. Online Learning Consortium.

Stout, R. A. (2017). Burnout among online, adjunct instructors: What it is, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it. . Online Learning Consortium.

Stout, R. A. (2011). Implementing communities of practice more fully in online classrooms.. PSA.

Stout, R. A. (2017). Recognizing and preventing burnout. Colorado Technical University.