Mar 30, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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Debra Tervala, JD, Vice Provost

Glenda Gallisath, PhD, Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Brenda Kruse, MS, Senior Director, Accreditation, Operations, and Academic Governance 

Monique Lynch, PhD, CAE, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs–Education  

Karen Riden, Director, Office of Certification, Licensure, and Compliance–Nursing  

Brandy Abbott, PsyD, Director, Office of Certification, Licensure, and Compliance–Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Laura Ribich, MS, Associate Director, Institutional Research

Nathan Joseph, MS, Associate Director, University Systems and Engagement Research  

Sun No, PhD, Associate Director, Regulatory Reporting

Hillary Blevins, University Research Analyst  


The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) provides university leaders and extended partners with accurate and reliable data, services, and insights to facilitate data-informed decision-making and promote university effectiveness to support continuous improvement.

The OIE team assists with regulatory reporting, outcomes assessment, stakeholder satisfaction surveys, academic program reviews, co-curricular reviews, and accreditation.

In addition to the list above, the OIE team is supported by research analysts, data efficiency experts, operations, compliance, and licensure staff.