My road in life has been direct.
I studied in Rome at the end of my doctoral program & had time for reflection related to my future.
I met my doctoral mentor and switched from a practitioner focus to a research focus.
My drive to get back to college teaching brought me to Walden.
I joined the Center for Research Quality and realized I love supporting institutional improvement.
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Executive Director, Center for Research Quality

I manage the Center for Research Quality for our university.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I work remotely but I collaborate with colleagues who work in Minneapolis and Baltimore offices and who work remotely as well. My day includes meetings related to strategy and operational initiatives in support of doctoral student research and progress and supporting faculty research and scholarship. I have meetings with the staff members I supervise and I collaborate closely with staff from colleges to ensure effective initiatives.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Someone looking to shift to a role like mine would likely have the academic / education background but would need to strengthen either business understanding or adult development / psychology. I would recommend that a person reflect / assess themselves and work to strengthen the area needed. I would also recommend that they talk to educational executives.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You will be successful with a bachelors degree in psychology."