Faculty Bio

Chris Walsh

College of Doctoral Studies

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Dr. Chris Walsh earned a Ph.D. in Professional Studies in Education from Capella University, an M.S. in Science Teaching from Syracuse University, and a B.S. in Environmental Forest Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Dr. Walsh's research efforts focus on topics related to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, andragogy, cognitive neuroscience, self-efficacy, professional development, pedagogy, brain-based instruction, and middle school education. Currently, Chris is serving on nearly 30 dissertation committees as a content expert, a research methodologist, and dissertation chair at Grand Canyon University. Previously, Dr. Walsh served as adjunct faculty in the Biology department of Syracuse University, where he taught General Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. He is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Science and an alumnus from the Cornell Institute of Biology Teachers at Cornell University. Dr. Walsh has also developed and founded an alternative program called the Academic Transition Program in Central New York.

Since serving as a Physics Lab Teaching Assistant at Syracuse University, Chris has always loved to lead people to the edge of discovery and help fan the flames of passion for their education. By providing vision and visualization of success on the doctoral journey, fellow researchers develop a pattern of victories and create the necessary momentum to finish their dissertation. Just as every Christian needs to focus on their Godly goal every day, the doctoral candidate needs to keep their eyes on the person that they will become at the end of this doctoral journey. Chris and his wife have four children and reside in Syracuse, New York.

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