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Walden University Awards:
Rita Turner Award

Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

Overview

One of two awards honoring the founders of Walden University, the Rita Turner Award is bestowed annually upon the faculty chair of the doctoral study committee of the recipient of the Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study.

This award honors the total commitment to the founding and sustaining of Walden by Rita Turner, co-founder of the university. Mrs. Turner’s shared vision of the university, careful attention to major organizational issues, supervision of complex operational details, and concern for fiscal accountability made it possible not only for the university to flourish during its first two decades, but for it to also grow into the unique global institution it is today.

Recipients

2020

Winter

  • Krista Laursen, DBA (Chair)
  • Janet Booker, EdD
  • Robert Banasik, DBA

College of Management and Technology


2019

Summer

  • Peter Anthony, EdD (Chair)
  • Judith Fisher-Blando, DM
  • Brandon D. Simmons, PhD, EdD, MBA

College of Management and Technology

Winter

  • Vicki L. Underwood, PhD (Chair)
  • Beate Baltes, EdD
  • Caroline M. Crawford, EdD

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership


2018

Summer

  • Peter Ross, PhD (Chair)
  • Karen E Slonski, PhD
  • Steve Wells, EdD

School of Education and Professional Licensure
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Winter

  • Douglas G. Campbell (Chair)
  • Yvonne Doll, DM
  • James Savard, PhD

School of Management – College of Management and Technology


2017

Summer

  • Marilyn K. Simon, PhD (Chair)
  • William B. Stokes, DBA
  • Patricia I. Fusch, PhD

School of Management – College of Management and Technology

Winter

  • Anne Davis, PhD (Chair)
  • Rocky J. Dwyer, PhD
  • James Savard, PhD

School of Management – College of Management and Technology


2016

Summer: none

Winter: none


2015

Summer: none

Winter: none


2014

Summer: none

Winter: none


2013

Dr. Pamela Harrison


2012

Dr. Marlene Munn-Joseph


2011


2010

  • Dr. Joe Ann Hinrichs

2009

  • Dr. Amie Beckett
  • Dr. Marie-Anne Mundy*

2007

Dr. Kimberly Ross


2006

Dr. Raghu Korrapati


2005

Dr. Robert Aubey


2004

Dr. Augustine Barón

*Winners of what was formerly called the Outstanding Doctoral Study Committee Chair Award.

Note: Winners prior to summer 2011 were faculty members of PhD students who received the award for their outstanding dissertation work.