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ASC About Us: Academic Skills Support Staff

Shawna Burtis, PhD, - Instructional Specialist, Technology & Web Specialist

Research Interests: Adult learners/Online learning/Student engagement
Social Change Interests: Improving educational experiences for online learners
Joined Walden: 2012
Location: Washington State
About Shawna: As an Instructional Specialist, I enjoy assisting Shawn Picht in various student outreach and support platforms, including managing and updating webpages in the Academic Skills Center, creating webinar transcripts, and general video maintenance. I joined Walden as a graduate student in 2012, and became a Graduate Assistant to Emily Dahlen in 2014. Once I graduated Walden with my Ph.D., I decided to continue my journey with the Walden family and become a member of the support staff!

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Stephanie Kramer - Writing Assessment Specialist

Photo of StephResearch Interests:  Student leadership; resources for adult learners in online education; mental health 
Social Change Interests: Mental health advocacy; human and civil rights; community engagement
Joined Walden: 2015
Location: Minnesota
About Steph: After working with students at one of the local Community Colleges in Minnesota, I joined Walden in 2015 as an Academic Advisor. I moved to the Academic Skills Center in 2017 in order to become more involved with our mission of student success. I have a passion for working with students. I want to make sure we are providing the necessary tools and resources to help students be successful in their educational goals. The ASC allows me to continue working with students while providing resources and guidance to ensure that success. When I am out of the office I enjoy exploring the Twin Cities, playing volleyball, and volunteering with local animal rescues and shelters.