Joan Walker

Joan Walker

Associate Professor
School of Education

Joan Walker

Goldstein Academic Center


Awards and Honors

  • Teacher Opportunity Corps, Pace University School of Education, 2015, Student Support Award
  • Pace University Office of Sponsored Research and Development, 2013, Research Day Excellence Award
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE),, 2013, 2013 Outstanding Journal of Teacher Education Article
  • Psychology and Human Development Department, Vanderbilt University, 2000, Jules Seeman Award
  • Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1998, Academic Achievement Graduate Scholarship


PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2003
Psychology (Developmental)

MS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2000

BA, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1985
Bachelor of Music Education

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

*Development of professional expertise *Creating and testing tools that assess and support novices’ acquisition of professional knowledge, skills and dispositions *Interpersonal demands of teaching and measures of teacher effectiveness *Teacher-parent communication and student outcomes *Teacher-student relationships as a factor in student learning and engagement

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Applying parenting style theory to the classroom context.
Walker, J. T. Pace University, Pace University. Funded.

Assessing how experts reason about professional dilemmas
Walker, J. T. Long Island University. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 524: Differentiating Curriculum
ED 631: Educational Psychology
ED 690: Teacher as Researcher
ED 691: Stdnt Tchng in Chldhd Classrm
EDG 606: Learning Environments
EDU 201: TPC: Expertise: What Is It?
INT 299: The Art & Sci of Persuasion
TCH 301: Edu II: Undrstndng Lrng & Tchg
TCH 310: CPD Field Experience-Childhood
TCH 350: Topic:CPD Field Experience
TCH 440: CPD Field Experience:Childhood
TCH 498: Sprvsd Stdnt Tchng & Sem
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


The structure and function of teacher control and care in classroom settings
Walker, J. T. & Schussler, D. S. Journal of Classroom Interaction.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Family Involvement Network of Educators
  • Society for Research in Child Development

Department Service

  • Curriculum Committee [Committee Chair]
  • Faculty & Staff Committee [Committee Member]
  • Faculty & Staff Share Club [Committee Member]
  • Personnel Committee [Committee Member]

College Service

  • Adolescent Program Committee [Committee Member]
  • Core Courses Ad Hoc Committee [Other]
  • Doctoral Faculty Committee [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Affairs [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Council [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Research Forum [Other]
  • NCATE Committee, Strand 4: Diversity [Committee Member]

University Service

  • American Studies Program, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus [Member and Advisor]
  • Bringing Theory to Practice Conference Planning Team [Member]
  • Faculty Learning Community on Blended Learning, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus [Member]
  • Faculty Technology Resource Advisory Committee, Campus Committee on Student Writing, Academic Conduct Committee, Long Island University [Committee Member]
  • Mind-Body Convergence in Presentation Effectiveness [Guest Speaker]
  • Retention Advisory Committee [Committee Member]

Public Service

  • American Educational Research Journal, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, The Elementary School Journal, Journal of Classroom Interaction, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Engineering Education, Journal of Family Issues, Sociology of Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Urban Education; Advances in Engineering Education [Ad-Hoc Reviewer]

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