Research Interests: Feedback in online writing instruction; affordances and applications of digital technologies to instructor feedback and faculty professional development
Social Change Interests: Social equality; human rights; equal pay for women
Joined Walden: 2017
About Anna: I completed an Ed.D. in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University in 2015. My dissertation research focused on using audio-visual tools and evidence-based approaches to feedback to enhance online students’ revision practices.
I have over ten years of experience teaching English and academic reading and writing to diverse students in Kazakhstan, Turkey, Brazil, the U.S., and the United Arab Emirates. Having worked with diverse students and faculty in online, hybrid, and international learning environments, I am passionate about helping doctoral students achieve their academic and professional goals through effective scholarly writing.
My Advice to Walden Students
Developing writing takes time, practice, and patience, so allow yourself that time and work with your professors
to learn from the feedback you receive in your various courses.
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching because I think teaching students academic writing skills requires them to think and analyze various topics in new ways.
What students can expect from me as a teacher:
Since I am also an instructional designer, I like to use various technologies in my teaching of writing. One popular tool I like to use is Screencastomatic, which allows me to create videos screencasts of feedback on student papers. I find that it allows me to provide substantive feedback while ensuring clarity of my feedback to students.