Terrie Poehl

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

I will be working at Walden as a contributing faculty member methodologist (quantitative) for doctoral students in the Riley College of Education. Working with doctoral students on their dissertations is very rewarding and fulfilling for me.
My teaching career began in 1976 as a middle school mathematics teacher. After two years, I chose my part-time job as an ice-skating teaching professional to become my full-time job. I also worked on my skating to try out for Holiday on Ice and Ice Capades as a line skater. Although chosen, some administrative problems resulted in not receiving a contract offer from Ice Capades although the decision was to hire me. However, I had a great deal of fun with this job! I became certified in teaching free style, dance, and group lessons. My bachelor's degree in physical education helped me a great deal (University of New Orleans, 1976).
After two years, a return to teaching as a high school mathematics teacher was best for me. This phase of my professional career lasted for seventeen years.

My academic pursuits lasted 21 years from 1976 to 1997. A bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of New Orleans in 1976 was the beginning. A need to complete state certification in secondary mathematics led to my earning a masters' degree in mathematics from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1989.
My career in higher education began in 1999 at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA followed by positions at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA and Northwestern State in Natchitoches, LA. I retired from NSU in June 2023. However, the opportunity to teach at Walden allows me be to be retired and working.
and Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in mathematics education (University of New Orleans, 1997) during this time.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and currently live in Natchitoches (NACK-A-TISH) , LA which is the oldest permanent European settlement within the borders of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. It is a beautiful city and has a large number of festivals throughout the year and B&Bs.


PhD, University of New Orleans

MS, Loyola University

BS, University of New Orleans