Shari Jorissen

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
Ph.D. Human Services

Dr. Shari Jorissen is a faculty member in the School of Human Services at has been teaching at Walden since 2012. She teaches Advanced Quantitative Analysis and serves/has served on dissertation committees for students in PhD programs in Human Services, Social Work, Counselor Education & Supervision, Public Health, and Health Services programs.

Dr. Jorissen was the Director of University Assessment in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at Walden University from January 2009 through August 2020. 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.

Dr. Jorissen has a PhD in Educational Psychology, an EdD in Higher Education and Adult Learning, and also has her MBA from Walden University. She serves as a mentor in the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) Assessment Academy and is a Peer Reviewer for HLC as well.

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

EdD, Walden University

MEd, University of Florida

MBA, Walden University

BS, Minnesota State University


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. (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., 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.