Stacy Wahl

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Wahl is the Associate Dean II of the Riley College of Education and Human Sciences' doctoral programs. Since 2008, Dr. Wahl has worked in many capacities to include dissertation chair, methodologist, and leadership positions. To date, Dr. Wahl has graduated over 60 doctoral students. Dr. Wahl has authored book chapters on critical thinking and decision making, published numerous articles, and presented at national conferences. She serves as a subject matter expert in the development of new courses and is also an RN with board certification in critical care and professional development. Dr. Wahl is passionate about the pursuit of life-long learning and fostering the academic growth of her students. Her research interests include culturally inclusive pedagogies, burnout, thought leadership, emotional intelligence, improvement science, employee retention and satisfaction, and trauma informed pedagogy. She is a Walden diversity, equity, and inclusion ambassador, and in December of 2021, Dr. Wahl received Walden University's Teaching Excellence Award.


PhD, Capella University

MPA, Long Island University

Awards / Honors

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse of Excellence, , 2011

Nurse Hero Award Long Island Business News 6th , , 2011


Wahl, S. E. (2018). Quiet time: A noise reduction initiative in a neurosurgical intensive care unit. Critical Care Nurse

Wahl, S. E. (2017). Competency management (chapter 26) in P. Dickerson (ed.), Core curriculum for nursing professional development (5th ed). Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S. E. (2016). Contributing author to Harper, M.G. & Maloney, P. (Eds). Nursing professional development: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S. E., Latayan, M. (2011). Nursing education innovation: Using e-learning technology to meet learners' needs. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Wahl, S. E. (2013). Concept mapping in a critical care orientation program: A pilot study to develop critical thinking and decision-making skills in novice nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(10), 455-460.


Wahl, S. E. (2017). Podium Presentation for the Association for Nursing Professional Development’s Annual Convention titled, Collaborating to standardize a precepting program across a complex health system. ANPD National Conference

Wahl, S. E. (2016). Poster presentation for North Shore University Hospital’s Research Conference titled, A nurse attending model of care to develop critical thinking and clinical decision making in a neuroscience intensive care unit: A pilot study. NSUH Research Conference

Wahl, S. E. (2014). Using case scenarios to facilitate critical thinking skills. The Mayo Clinic as a Podium Presentation

Wahl, S. E. (2015). Developing RN competency, critical thinking, and bridging the theory/practice gap using concept mapping exercises. Presented at the Annual Workshop of Nursing Educators at North Shore University Hospital. NSUH Education Workshop

Wahl, S. E. (2013). You hired them but can you keep them. Professional Nurse Educator Group, National Convention

Wahl, S. E. (2013). Concept Mapping: A Tool to Develop Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making in a Novice Nurse Critical Care Clinical Orientation Program (4 Hour Workshop). Association for Nursing Professional Development, National Convention