Current Walden Program: PhD in Forensic Psychology
Location: Missouri (central time zone)
Research Interests: Crime statistics, organized crime, human and drug trafficking, and law enforcement safety
Hobbies and interests: Exercise/fitness, photography, traveling, and spending time with my dogs
Advice for a new Walden student: Your key to success is time management and scheduling. Don’t try to eat the whole elephant, take it one bite (step) at a time.
Current Walden Program: PhD Program of Public Policy and Administration
Location: North Carolina. Go Panthers!
Research Interests: I am interested in economic policies, international trade relations, social mobility, educational policies, and social marginalization of target populations.
Hobbies and interests: I enjoy jogging, spending time and conducting research with my wife, video gaming, reading, and speaking publicly at engagements. I also very much enjoy speaking with mentees! It is one of my greatest pleasures.
Advice for a new Walden student: Pace yourself and learn all you can! Don't rush through your courses and let valuable information pass you by. The courses at Walden are informative and a major asset of attending the university. I look forward to sharing in your unique, academic experience.
Current Walden Program: Forensic Psychology, PhD
Research Interests: Anger Dysregulation and Help-Seeking Behaviors in Combat Veterans; Violent Juvenile Offenders as Adolescent Mothers; Neonaticide, Filicide, Infanticide and Adjudication Disparities
Hobbies and interests: I am a staunch advocate for off-the-track thoroughbreds. Every retiring racehorse deserves the chance at a second career. I also have a heart for three-day eventing, dressage, and foxhunting.
Advice for a new Walden student: Do not let the excitement of your journey drain your stamina. Remember to take a mental break, even if you do not feel the need to do so. Also, remember that this process and your dissertation entails a perpetual learning experience, thus always focus on maintaining progress before perfection.
Making the Most of Your First Residency, by Deanna Deaton
Current Walden Program: PhD Management - Leadership and Organizational Change
Location: Pennsylvania (Eastern Time Zone)
Research Interests: online student retention, management, leadership, and enterprise applications
Hobbies and Interests: officiating baseball and offshore fishing
Advice for a new Walden student: Begin thinking about your dissertation topic early. This will allow you to integrate your research into the coursework, giving you a head start on your final study.
Current Walden Program: PhD Curriculum and Instruction
Location: California (Pacific Time Zone)
Research Interests: academic intervention, articulation process between high school and colleges
Hobbies and interests: Reading, working out, and spending time with my family
Advice for a new Walden student: The journey will be a marathon so embrace the experience, be patient, and enjoy every step of the way. You will go through some difficulties but be mindful that overcoming these difficulties will make you a better person!
Current Walden Program: PhD in Educational Technology
Research Interests: Educational Technology, Professional Development, Educational Trends, GSFE
Hobbies and interests: Baseball (Go O's!), traveling, and spending time with my family & friends
Advice for a new Walden student: You are stronger and capable of much more than you believe. Take a breath, believe in yourself - you can do this!!! Follow your passion and trust your gut - it will lead you to your dissertation topic.