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Center for Social Change:
Talks for Good

Walden University's Center for Social Change is a connective hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative alliances, action research, and projects that lead to purposeful action for sustainable positive social change.

Online Learning in Higher Education



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The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the way students are learning around the world, especially at colleges and universities in the U.S. The goal is to foster positive discourse and an exchange of viewpoints on the issues, benefits, and future of online learning at American colleges and universities. 

Our 90-minute panel discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Leiba, published writer, professor, instructional designer, and co-host for The EdUp Experience Podcast. The event will include the following panelists:

  • Dr. Ward Ulmer, president of Walden University
  • Dr. Irma Becerra, president of Marymount University
  • Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, president of Kentucky State University

Advancing a Racially and Ethnically Diverse K-12 Education and Teacher Workforce


Advancing a Racially and Ethnically Diverse K-12 Education and Teacher Workforce


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Our 90-minute panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, academic coordinator for Walden’s MS in Education program, and include the following panelists:

  • Rey Saldaña, president and CEO of Communities in Schools
  • Dr. Sonja Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Tanya Batchelor-Judge, district administrator, educator, and Walden graduate

A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education

Talks for Good: A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education

We are pleased to invite you to watch the first of Walden University’s Talks for Good – virtual panel discussions that focus on Equity in Education that took place on May 28th. This first in our series of Talks for Good will focus on “A Historical Perspective on Equity in Education.” 

The Covid pandemic has elevated awareness of educational inequity in school districts across the country. During this Talk for Good, our guest panel discussed the factors that contributed to the current educational landscape and how the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the dramatic challenges facing minority and underserved students. 

This event is moderated by Mikel Brand Oliver, owner and principal consultant of Mpact Consultancy LLC and a former educator.

The panelists include:

  • Justice Alan Page, retired justice of Minnesota Supreme Court, founder of Page Education Foundation, and Walden University keynote speaker 
  • Dr. Daryl Williams, senior education equity specialist at MAEC and former assistant superintendent for Prince George’s County Public Schools
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy, researcher, educator, social worker, and expert on race relations and historical trauma

You will walk away from this experience with a new perspective on equity in education and feel inspired to take action in your own schools and communities.