Renea Coley

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
B.S. Psychology

Dr. Renea Coley officially joined Walden University as a Contributing Faculty member in 2022. She was previously a Ph.D. Psychology Fellow at Walden University and co-taught undergraduate psychology courses during her Ph.D. program as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). Dr. Coley’s Ph.D. is in Psychology with an emphasis on Teaching. Dr. Coley has extensive experience working with adolescents and has been a high school counselor for 20 years. She has also practiced intensive in-home counseling to at risk youth as well as non-profit financial counseling. Dr. Coley’s research interests are in motivation and adult learning. She is a member of the American Psychological Association where she serves as a Division 15 State Policy Liaison for Virginia. She is also a member of the American School Counselor Association, the Virginia School Counselor Association, and the Center for Self-Determination Theory.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2000 - Psychology Seminar

PSYC 3002 - Introduction to Basic Statistics

PSYC 2004 - Motivation and Emotions


PhD, Walden University

MA, Hampton University

MS, Walden University

BA, Christopher Newport University

AS, Thomas Nelson Community College

Public Service

American Psychological Association/State Policy Liaison , Member -

Awards / Honors

PhD Psychology Fellowship Program, Walden University, 2019


Page, R. (2001). An Analysis of Need for Cognition and Defining Moments.

Page, R. (2001). An Examination of Cognition and Defining Moments.

Page, R. (2001). An Examination of Need for Cognition and Defining Moments.

Coley, R. (2022). The Relationship Between Community College Instructors’ Perception of Andragogical Orientation and Instructional Style.