Our Faculty

Joan Walker

Associate Professor

School of Education

  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center 226


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

Awards and Honors

  • Teacher Opportunity Corps, Pace University School of Education, May 2015 - Student Support Award
  • Pace University Office of Sponsored Research and Development, May 2013 - Research Day Excellence Award
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE),, March 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


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

Pankowski, J. & Walker, J. T. (2016, March). Improving novice teacher effectiveness through simulated and traditional instruction.. Journal for the National Association of Alternative Certification . Vol 11 (Issue 1) , pages 15. http://163 Williams St


*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

Walker, J. T. Applying parenting style theory to the classroom context..
Pace University , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,

Walker, J. T. Assessing how experts reason about professional dilemmas.
Long Island University $3,200.00 . Funded,


  • Westchester County Business Journal [], 2014
    http://westfaironline.com/63637/pace-and-ossining-schools-partner-in-teacher-training/ *This article references my use of the mixed reality/avatar technology in collaboration with a local school district partner.
  • Education Week blog [], 2013
    http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/parentsandthepublic/2013/03/better_parent-teacher_conferences_goal_of_online_class.html *This blog details my vicarious approach to teaching about parent-teacher communication. Education Week draws 1.5 million readers per month.
  • AACTE press release [], 2013


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


  • Adolescent Program Committee [Committee Member]
  • Core Courses Ad Hoc Committee [Other]
  • Doctoral Faculty Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: CAST Board, School of Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • Faculty Affairs [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Council [Committee Member]
  • Faculty Research Forum [Other]
    Desc: A bi-weekly campus lecture series, School of Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • NCATE Committee, Strand 4: Diversity [Committee Member]


  • 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]


  • 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.
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