Stacy Wahl

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

Since 2008, Dr. Wahl has worked at Walden University in the PhD and EdD higher education, leadership, management, and policy specializations and served in the capacity of contributing faculty, full-time faculty, academic/research coordinator, and is currently the associate dean for higher education EdD and PhD programs. She has graduated over 50 doctoral mentees and continues to function as a chair or methodologist on doctoral committees. 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 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. She is interested in culturally inclusive pedagogies, burnout, thought leadership, emotional intelligence, and is a Walden diversity, equity, and inclusion ambassador. In December of 2021, Dr. Wahl was received the Teaching Excellence Award.

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