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

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, $1,000.00. Funded.

Assessing how experts reason about professional dilemmas
Walker, J. T. Long Island University$3,200.00. 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] Desc: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

Faculty & Staff Committee [Committee Member]
Faculty & Staff Share Club [Committee Member]
Personnel Committee [Committee Member] Desc: TEAC Accreditation Committee Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

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]
Desc: (with Benjamin Moore, Assistant Dean, Visual and Performing Arts), Mind-Body Convergence in Presentation Effectiveness, this multi-disciplinary workshop for campus-wide faculty was sponsored by the Faculty Technology Research Center, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

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]
Desc: Ad-Hoc Reviewer of the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, International Conference on Interpersonal Relationships in Learning.