Stacy Bjorkman

Senior Core Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
B.S. Psychology

Dr. Bjorkman currently lives near Green Bay, WI. In the recent past she has taught here at Walden and another online university, as well as psychology and education graduate courses at a local state university, but is now working full time with Walden University. There really isn’t anything about education, K-12 or higher ed, that Dr. Bjorkman doesn’t enjoy!

Dr. Bjorkman earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her master’s and Ph.D. in psychology from Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include how children and adolescents respond to academic stress, and how social support can buffer the relationship between stress at school and negative outcomes such as anxiety, depression, and behavior problems. In her free time, Dr. Bjorkman enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, snow skiing, and enjoying the sun (when it’s out!). She has a wonderful partner and two young children who are the light of her life.

Courses Taught

PSYC 3002 - Introduction to Basic Statistics

PSYC 3001 - Cognitive Psychology


BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

MA, Northern Illinois University

PhD, Northern Illinois University

Illinois Type 75 Administration Certificate, Northern Illinois University

Public Service

AGC Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors - Mansfield

Data Safety Monitoring Board, Board Member - Chicago

Memories Held, Volunteer - Chicago

Awards / Honors

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2017

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2015


Bjorkman, S. M. (2010). Developing support systems and managing stress. Communique

Bjorkman, S. M. (2000). Racing toward a dream: An interview with Jean Driscoll. Concepts


McKee, M., Bjorkman, S. M., Costello, P. (2016). Use of “Post-First” function in online classes.

Bjorkman, S. M., McKee, M., Oppenlander, J., Banner, P. (2016). Using technology to promote engagement in online statistics courses. CAUSEweb

Bjorkman, S. M., Summers, K. (2014). Ensuring statistical literacy for pre-service education majors. CAUSEweb