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Tanika Cherry

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Tanika Cherry, PhD, brings over 10 years of combined clinical and academia experience to her Contributing Faculty role at Walden. She has been with Walden for over five years and has loved the experience. During her career, she has educated students across undergraduate and graduate programs, both face to face and online. She has taught didactically, clinically, and in the lab setting. Her clinical experience ranged from trauma to community settings. She is currently a Regional Dean, overseeing four nursing programs.

Dr. Cherry is passionate about increasing diversity in nursing, student retention and progression, faculty engagement and mentoring, and community service. Her research and scholarly activity have focused on increasing the education level of minorities in nursing and interprofessional collaboration.

Dr. Cherry tutors elementary children in reading and mentors inner-city high school students. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and has been recognized in Who’s Who in Black Columbus.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Cherry earned a BSN from Mount Carmel College of Nursing, a master’s degree from University of Phoenix, and PhD from Capella University.

Dr. Cherry has 4 children, 1 grandson, and 1 fur baby.