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CAEX Faculty:
Joseph Gredler, PhD

About Me

Research Interests: Exploring students’ preferences for instructor feedback; ways in which instructor practices and student preferences can be better aligned; testing feedback interventions to determine whether skill development is affected by certain feedback strategies

Social Change Interests: Improving feedback practices to promote students’ writing skill development and enhance their academic outcomes; working with Walden faculty to ensure quality writing instruction and student support

Joined Walden: 2005

Location: Minnesota

About Joe: I’m a dissertation editor in Walden’s Writing Center and lead faculty for courses in the Academic Skills Center. I recently served as subject matter expert in developing the curriculum for the Skills in Academic Integrity course. My teaching experience includes writing and literature courses at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and DeVry University. I also spent 6 years as an editor for Meadowbrook Press where I worked primarily on parenting books. I enjoy cycling, reading fiction, and spending time with my teenage daughters.


Gredler, J. (2018, January). Walden students’ preferences for text-based instructor feedback. Session presented at the Walden National Faculty Meeting.

​Gredler, J. & Marshall, H. (2018). Out of the box: Effective feedback for the iterative assignment. Session at Walden’s National Faculty Meeting. 

Gredler, J. (2019). “Postsecondary Online Students’ Preferences for Text-Based Instructor Feedback.” Poster presentation, ISETL Conference, Charlotte, NC        

Gredler, J. J. (2018). Postsecondary online students’ preferences for text-based instructor feedback. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 30(2), 195-206.

My Advice to Walden Students

Time management is crucial for success in the online learning environment. Be prepared to say no to nonessential activities,
and work ahead whenever possible to stay on top of your assignments.

My Experience as a Walden Student

My experience as a Walden student helped me realize how important it is to have a solid support group and excellent time management skills.

My Role as a Teacher

Why I enjoy teaching at Walden

I can make a difference in people’s lives.

What students can expect from me as a teacher

To provide detailed, supportive, prompt feedback on writing assignments to enable students to become more self-regulated and proficient scholarly writers.

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