Welcome to Austin T. Walden's Qualifying Portfolio (Ph.D.)
How this site is organized
I have organized this site to reflect the three pillars of a professor’s work: teaching, inquiry & research, and service & leadership. Each section has artifacts that showcase my expertise and development in these areas, as well as reflective commentary. I have also included an introduction section containing my curriculum vitae, domain list, and transcripts. Finally, although my portfolio includes artifacts that highlight my expertise, I view my portfolio, and my development, as a work-in-progress. There is always more to learn and areas in which to improve.
Biographical statement: Austin T. Walden, MPAL, CFI/CFII/MEI, is an Assistant Professor in Aviation Sciences Technology and Coordinator of the Aviation Sciences program in the College of Engineering & Applied Technology at Tulsa Community College. He is currently pursuing his doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in the College of Education, Health & Aviation. He has taught courses in Aviation Sciences, Educational Psychology, and Political Science/Government for a variety of institutions including Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Community College, and South Plains College. Outside of higher education, he is also an accomplished commercially rated pilot and certificated flight instructor. His primary research interests revolve around predicting perseverance in aviation students using social achievement goals and related constructs. He presents frequently at conferences and is an active researcher. He currently serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research.