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Walden University Social Change Fellows & Grants


Meet the Social Change Fellows

Research and Applications for Social Change Grants are awarded annually to Walden doctoral students,  alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as external researchers, whose proposals reflect the university’s mission to foster social change through research and the education of scholar-practitioners.

Recipients automatically become Walden University Social Change Fellows. They are scholars, administrators, authors, artists, nurses, social workers, teachers, engineers, lawyers, historians, scientists and community leaders, ready to share their knowledge and skills for the greater global good. They continue to learn and grow as they give.

Faculty/Staff Research

Impact of LEGO Robotics Enrichment Curriculum on STEAM Interest in Minority Girls in Grades 4 and 5

Eric Brosch, Walden University

Jennifer Blessing, PhD, University of Tampa


Women Veteran Voices Project

Cynthia A. Briggs, PhD, LPC (NC), NCC, Walden University College of Health Sciences

Brook Davis, PhD, Wake Forest University  


Faculty and Staff Research-Based Projects

Sense of Belonging & Well-Being among American-Muslim Post-Secondary Students in Two Upper Midwestern States

Patrick A. Tschida, DrPH, MPH, BA, Walden University College of Health Sciences

Rabeh Robert Hijazi, PhD, MS, MHA, PMP, SSBB, CCE, CBET, Walden University College of Health Sciences


Building Community with Parents and Families of Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Family Members: Research Description

Jennifer Gess, PhD, LMHC, LCPC, NCC, Walden University College of Social Behavioral Sciences


Student Research

Transgenerational Trauma, Locus of Control, and Stigma as Predictors of Mental Health Help-Seeking in Alaska Native Communities

Jorene Volkheimer, PhD in Psychology Student


Experiences, Reflections, and Applications of Service-Learning Among Rookie Police Officers

Jacqueline Smith, PhD in Education Student

2019 Social Change Research Symposium

The 2019 Social Change Fellows presented their research in the 2019 Research Symposium.