Ph.D. in Educational Psychology – Research, Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics, May 2018

Cognate: Aviation and Space Education

Dissertation: Predicting Grit in Collegiate Flight Schools using Social Achievement Goals


M.P.A.L. in Public Administration & Leadership, May 2010


B.A. in History, May 2007

Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience


Adjunct Instructor of Political Science 01/2016 – Present

Adjunct Instructor of Psychology 08/2018 – Present

Assistant Professor of Aviation Sciences & Technology 2016-2018


  • AVST 1113 – Private Pilot Ground School
  • AVST 1222 – Private Pilot Flight Lab
  • AVST 1403 – Advanced Theory of Flight
  • AVST 2113 – History of Aviation
  • AVST 2132 – Instrument Flight Lab
  • AVST 2162 – Commercial Cross Country Flight Lab
  • AVST 2181 – Flight Certification Training
  • POLS 1113 – American Government, Fundamentals
  • PSYC 1113 – Introduction to Psychology


Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant  08/2014 – 05/2017

  • EPSY 1003 – Learning to Learn
  • EPSY 3313 – Psychological Foundations of Childhood (Online and Face-to-Face)


Instructor of Political Science & Honors College 12/2011 – 05/2014

  • POLS 2302 –  Public Policy
  • POLS 2302 –  Public Policy (Honors College)
  • POLS 2302 –  Public Policy (Online)
  • POLS 3300 –  Political Theory
  • POLS 3300 –  Policy Paradox


Instructor of Government 08/2011 – 05/2014

  • GOVT 2301 – American Government, Fundamentals
  • GOVT 2302 – American Government, Organization

Conference Presentations – (2012-2017)

  • Walden, A. (2016). Predicting Academic Self-Efficacy in a University Aviation Environment.  Presented to the European Association of Aviation Psychology, Cascais, Portugal.
  • Jacobs, S., Fu, J., Walden, A., Schneider, B., Porras, C., Hancock, T. (2016) Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology Program: Oklahoma State University’s 12 Years Experience
  • Walden, A., Shin, H. (2016). Predicting Aggression and Bullying with Social Goals, Teacher Support, and Classroom Context. Presented to the American Psychological Association Conference (Division 15), Denver, Colorado.
  • Christofferson, K., Walden, A. (2016). Perspectives of Team-Based Learning in Higher Education Online and Traditional Classrooms. Presented to the  Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative and Talented (OAGCT), Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Walden, A., Khojasteh, J. (2015). An Exploratory Comparison between Collegiate Aviation Flight Students and Student Autonomy. Presented at the Oklahoma Network for Teaching of Psychology (ONTOP), Stillwater, Oklahoma.
  • Walden, A. (2013). The History, Politics, and People of Aviation. Presented at the Texas Tech University Osher Life Learning Institute (OLLI), Lubbock, Texas.
  • Walden, A. (2013). Effectively Engaging Adult Workers in Trainings. Presented at the Ad Astra Users’ Conference, Kansas City, Kansas.  
  • Walden, A. (2013). How to Train users Effectively. Presented at the Texas Regional Ad Astra Summit, Houston, Texas.
  • Walden, A. (2012). How to Train Users Effectively. Presented at the Ad Astra User’s Conference, Kansas City, Kansas

Popular Publications

  • Walden, A. (2016, August). Keys to Adult Learning. AOPA Flight Training

Honors, Awards, and Recognition 

  • Dexter Johnson Scholarship, Oklahoma State University, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Graduate Student Internal Research Grant, Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2015
  • Top Tier Fellowship Award, $5000, Graduate College, Oklahoma State University 2014-2015
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2015-Spring 2017
  • Professing Excellence Award, Texas Tech University, 2013
  • Bravo Award, Texas Tech University 2011, 2012, 2013
  • President’s List, 4.0GPA, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2005-2007
  • History Department Outstanding Student of the Year, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2007
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2007
  • Student Organization of the Year (President), University of Texas Permian Basin, 2007
  • Music Scholarship, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2006-2009
  • Marie Hall Scholarship, University of Texas Permian Basin, 2005-2006


Tulsa Community College
  • Aviation Club, Faculty Advisor (2017-Current)
    • Faculty advisor to students at Tulsa Community College
  • Student Affairs Committee (2017-Current)
  • Faculty Association Executive Board (2017-Current)
  • National History Day Judge

Texas Tech University

  • Raider Pilots Association, Faculty Advisor (2012-2014)
    • Faculty advisor to pilots and students at Texas Tech and in the greater Lubbock community.
    • Plan budgets, meetings, fund raisers, and oversaw the acquisition of the first airplane purchase.
  • Sky Raiders, Faculty Advisor (2012-2014)
    • Faculty advisor to the skydiving association at Texas Tech University
    • Plan budgets, meetings, fund raisers, and oversaw the acquisition of the first airplane purchase.
  • Experimental Airplane Association, Young Eagles Chair (2013-2014)
    • Oversaw community activities for children 8-17 years old to fly in airplanes and learn about flight
    • Organized expenses, provided financial assistance, and develop thematic guidelines to the Young Eagles
 Editorial Contributions 
Professional Associations 
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association (AOPA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
  • Experimental Airplanes Association (EAA)
  • Flying Musicians Association (FMA)
  • National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)
  • Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative, and Talented (OAGCT)
  • Oklahoma Network for Teaching of Psychology (ONTOP)
  • Oklahoma Pilots Association (OPA)
  • Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)



PDF Last Updated 11/2018

Domain I: Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
REMS 6003: Analyses of Variance
REMS 5963: Nonparametric Analyses
REMS 6013: Multiple Regression
REMS 6373: Program Evaluation
REMS 6320: Structural Equation Modeling
REMS 6663: Multivariate Statistics
REMS 6033: Factor Analyses in Behavior
REMS 6023: Psychometric Theory
REMS 6850: Bayesian: Directed Reading
SCFD 6113: Foundations of Inquiry

Domain II: Human Development
EPSY 6533: Human Motivation
EPSY 5603: Developmental Issues in Instruction
EPSY 5103: Human Development
EPSY 5720: Colloquium
CPSY 6850: Preparing Future Faculty

Domain III: Teaching and Learning
EPSY 5463: Psychology of Learning
EPSY 6443:Theories & Problems
EPSY 5473: Psychology of Adult Learners
EPSY 5963: Developing Resources for Education

Domain IV: Aviation & Space Education
AVED 5453: Advanced Aviation Security
AVED 5563: Aero Leadership Management
AVED 6413: Dev Air and Space Flight
AVED 5593: Influencing Public Policy
AVED 5823: Space Science