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CAEX Faculty:
Emily Dahlen, MEd

About Me

Research Interests: Organizational communication; flexibility in the workplace

Social Change Interests: Parental leave expansion and equity

Joined Walden: 2013

Location: Minnesota

About Emily: I am an Associate Director in the Academic Skills Center and the Program Director for the Walden Office of Academic Support (SKIL) courses and workshops. Prior to coming to Walden, I worked as a Student Success Advisor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and at Capella University. I also taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I am a doctoral candidate in organizational communication. My educational background is in organizational communication, human resource development, and political science.

My Advice to Walden Students

Manage your time as efficiently as possible. We have a number of resources available
to help you do that (e.g., self-paced time management tutorials), but you’ll need to think
about what strategies work well for you and your lifestyle.
Time is a finite resource. Use it wisely. 

What I do in my Role as Associate Director

In my role as SKIL program director, I oversee all SKIL faculty and curriculum. I also manage Walden’s Student Readiness Orientation (SRO). 

My Favorite Project

I’ve worked on a lot of fun projects at Walden, but my favorite project is probably the Student Readiness Orientation. It involves so many different people and has broad impact on students, so I feel like it’s really important work. 

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