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Shari Jorissen

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Human Services

Degree ProgramPh.D. Human and Social Services

Shari Jorissen has been the Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Walden University since 2009. Prior to working for Walden University, Shari was the Director of Testing Services in the Disability Services office of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Shari has a PhD in Educational Psychology, an EdD in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and recently earned her MBA. She serves as a mentor in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Assessment Academy and is a Peer Reviewer for HLC as well.

In addition to her role as the Director of Assessment at Walden, she is also a faculty member who teaches Advanced Quantitative Analysis and serves on dissertation committees for students in PhD programs in Human Services, Social Work, Counselor Education & Supervision, Public Health, and Health Services.

Courses Taught

RSCH 8260/8250 - Advanced Quantitative Statistics

COUN 8560 - Dissertation

HUMN 9001 - Dissertation

SOCW 9000 - Dissertation

HLTH 9001 - Dissertation

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation


PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

EdD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MEd, University of Florida - Gainesville, FL United States

MBA, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

BS, Minnesota State University - Mankato, MN United States


Reicherzer, S. L., Coker, K., Rush-Wilson, T. C., Buckley, M., Cannon, K. B., Harris, S. M., Jorissen, S. L. (2012). Assessing Clinical Mental Health Counseling Skills and Practice Standards in Distance Education Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation

Jones, W., Jorissen, S. L., Bewley, L. W. (2016). Attitudes and expectations of graduate healthcare management faculty on using a competency-based approach. Journal of Health Administration Education

Salam, A., Abu-Helalah, M., Jorissen, S. L., Niaz, K., Mansour, A., Al Qarni, A. (2014). Job stress and job satisfaction among health care professionals. European Scientific Journal

Jorissen, S. L., Burkholder, G. J. (2013). New Measures to Assess Attitudes and Intended Behaviors of Paid Caregivers toward Sexuality of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Disability Studies Quarterly

Jorissen, S. L., Keen, J. P., Riedel, E. S. (2015). Online Ph.D. Program Delivery Models and Student Success American Journal of Distance Education


Jorissen, S. L., Heisen, C. (2018). Utilization of EAC Visual Data in Learning Outcomes Assessment & the Continuous Improvement Cycle

Jorissen, S. L., Burkholder, G. J. (2010). Attitudes about sexuality & predicted behavior: Assessment instrument development.

Salter, D. W., Lauck, M. A., Jorissen, S. L., Sherer, J., Eystad, N. (2017). Conducting research at Walden: What and who to know

Garfield, J. K., Strickland, J. S., Jorissen, S. L. (2013). Helping students bloom where they are planted: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to develop doctoral students’ expectations.

Jorissen, S. L. (2010). Introduction to survey design

Jorissen, S. L. (2010). Learning outcomes assessment for graduate level programs.

Harris, S. M., Jorissen, S. L. (2014). Mixed methods approach to exploring faculty and student perceptions of mentoring in the online learning environment

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