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Jennifer Walker

Assistant Professor

Fredericksburg , VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Walker specializes in students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.



Jennifer D. Walker, assistant professor in the College of Education, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in special education. Her research interests include positive behavioral intervention supports (PBIS), students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, social skill instruction, teacher education, and exclusionary discipline. She has presented nationally and is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Teacher Educator Division of CEC, American Educational Research Association, and the Council for Learning Disabilities. Dr. Walker has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on PBIS, student engagement and tiered interventions.

Areas of Expertise

Teacher EducationPositive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS)Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD)Social Skill InstructionExclusionary DisciplineStudent EngagementTiered Interventions


George Mason University

Ph.D., Special Education

George Mason University

M.Ed., Special Education

University of Mary Washington

B.S., Psychology


  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Council for Learning Disabilities

Media Appearances

Randolph: Special educators don’t have to burn out of teaching

Communique  online


Randolph’s co-authors include Jennifer D. Walker, assistant professor in the College of Education at University of Mary Washington and Kimberly M. Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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