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Timothy Lafferty

Core Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Tim Lafferty is a senior contributing faculty member who joined Walden University in 2013. He serves as a URR, a chairperson on multiple doctoral committees and an instructor of a variety of EDUC and EDDD courses. He has a long history as a teacher and administrator in public, private and public charter schools in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida. For most of his career, Dr. Lafferty has served as a school administrator; these positions included two public school superintendent positions, 2 charter school executive directorships, and an executive director for a for-profit educational company. Dr. Lafferty is currently collaborating on the development of a new blended-model charter school.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8143 - Collegial Interactions

EDUC 8144 - Teacher Leadership: Trends, Issues, and Global Perspectives

EDUC 7901 - Alternative Capstone Project

EDDD 8003 - Tools for Doctoral Research

EDUC 7004 - Foundations


EdD, University of Pennsylvania


Lafferty, T. E. (2009). Early Findings on the K-20 Initiative.

Lafferty, T. E. (2003). Effective Criteria to Identify the Right Person for the Job.

Lafferty, T. E. (2008). Going K-20:Online Learning Brings It All Together.

Lafferty, T. E. (1988). Professional Growth Through Cooperative Educational Planning.

Lafferty, T. E. (1988). Professional Growth Through Cooperative Educational Planning.

Lafferty, T. E. (2010). Putting the Pieces Together for Success.

Bartoli, J., Lafferty, T. E. (1996). Strategies that Make a Difference in Urban Schools.

Lafferty, T. E. (2002). The Top Ten Effective Strategies to Landing the Job You Want.

Lafferty, T. E. (2001). Winning Interview Strategies of Successful School Administrators.