Dr. Janice Walton earned her PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University. She also earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in counseling and supervision of practicum students and interns. She has facilitated online psychology classes for the past seven years.
Janice had the unique experience of working for a police department for 11 years and being tasked with developing a counseling program. The counseling program focused on "at-risk" school students as well as police department referrals.
She and her husband live in Sunnyvale, California. They enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family.
How has facilitating online courses at GCU helped you find your purpose?
Earning a PhD was a long-time dream that could never have been accomplished without the option of online learning. I firmly believe this format is a viable alternative for many who would otherwise be unable to attend classes. My goal is to provide the opportunity for quality education to others using this format - Grand Canyon University helps me fulfill that goal.
What is one effective teaching strategy you use in our online classes?
I credit my love of teaching and my caring for the learners as my most effective teaching strategy - students say the passion shows. I also respond to every student's main post for each discussion thread and work at building a class community.