Heather Pederson, EdD, MA
Dr. Heather Pederson is an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Psychology programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Behavioral Sciences. She is also the president of a K-12 school board where she serves as a technology, curriculum, and instruction consultant, and serves on various committees that focus on school improvement and faculty relations.
At the University of Arizona Global Campus, Dr. Pederson works with PsyD students across all degree specializations. She has extensive experience chairing doctoral capstone projects and dissertations and has been teaching online PhD, EdD, and PsyD courses at several institutions of higher education for nearly two decades.
Dr. Heather Pederson has been with the University of the Rockies, then Ashford University*, and now University of Arizona Global Campus for five years, where she teaches and develops courses, coaches faculty, conducts credit hour analysis, serves on a variety of institutional committees, and chairs capstone students. The relationships she builds with her students is rewarding, and fostering their success allows her to create opportunities to better the lives of others and their communities.
Pederson, H. (2021). Experiences of 9th-12th grade teachers transition to online teaching amidst the Covid19 pandemic. Presentation at University of Arizona Global Campus Teaching and Learning Conference.
Pederson, H. & Scotch, M. (2021). Experiences of 9th-12th grade teachers transition to online teaching amidst the Covid19 pandemic. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 702-710). United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2022 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/219730/.
Courduff, J., and Pederson, H., (July 2019). Think, Thank, Talk- Emotional and Mental Fitness for Faculty. July 19, 2019 Presentation at Walden National Faculty Conference.
Harland, D, and Pederson, H., (January 2016). Becoming the Blackboard Superhero. Presentation- January 10, 2016 at Walden University National Faculty Conference.
Hudgins, L., Kadrie, M., McIntyre-Hite, L., Pederson, H., and Estermann, J. (2016). Developing an Online Direct-Assessment Competency-Based Masters in Healthcare Administration: Insights, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 32(4): 613-619.
Pederson, H., Toledo, C., and Smolka, J. (July 2015). Does Your Dog Bite? Fostering deeper student discussions through Socratic Questioning. Presentation- July 10, 2015 at Walden University National Faculty Conference.