Sam Lyman

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

I am a former high school science and mathematics teacher. I have a BS in microbiology, MA in secondary education, and EdD in curriculum & instruction focused in science education. My research has focused on the intersection of K-12 science education and the sustainability issues affecting local watersheds. I have worked at Walden since 2009 and have taught in BS, MS, EdD and PhD programs and mentored several students through doctoral degrees.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6733 - Action Research

SCIE 6662 - Investigating the Living World

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

EDUC 6735 - Habits of Mind


EdD, Washington State University

MA, Washington State University

BS, Brigham Young University

Public Service

Education for Environmental Sustainability, Committee Member - Oylmpia

Kiwanis Club, Volunteer - Post Falls


Lyman, S. (2008). . Northwest Passage

Lyman, S. (2004). Book review of WOW: The Wonders of Wetlands: An Educator's Guide.. Clearing


Lyman, S. (2009). A case study of the environmental sustainability needs of the Palouse Watershed. Washington State University