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Paula Dawidowicz

  • Ph.D. Education
  • Ph.D. Education Research Administrator
  • Walden University
  • 13PublicationsNumber of items in Paula's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 6Followers


Paula Dawidowicz began her postdoctoral efforts by developing training programs for businesses. She joined Walden’s faculty in 2005, teaching writing courses, developing and teaching the literature review development course, and serving as a Ph.D. student mentor and KAM course instructor. In 2007, she became a Ph.D. program specialization administrator, working with faculty and students to create strong mentoring links and student success. In 2008, she became the Ph.D. in Education research administrator. She has assisted numerous students with research planning, execution, and reporting. She actively seeks opportunities to assist students with research interests and to partner with students in conducting research. Paula’s research agenda developed long before her graduation, however. As a B. A., she analyzed political, military, and social environments. Part of that process was researching the social, cultural, environmental resources and attitudes of different entities. She became a systems, social, societal, and logic analyst, and evolved her knowledge about researching those subject areas during her Master’s and Doctoral programs. Focused now on the functioning of social systems and development of systems thinking, she continues to compare, contrast, and examine the educational applications and instruction of such skills and their impact on the social and systemic challenges existing today. As a systems researcher, often her agenda appears scattered. But, in true systems form, it examines the interaction of seemingly disconnected or disjointed topics that interact to influence larger systemic activities.

Recent publications

  • What metasynthesis does and does not reveal about critical thinking instruction in secondary schools

    • Dawidowicz P
  • Addressing adolescent needs for socialization in the distance learning environment

    • Dawidowicz P

Professional experience

Ph.D. Education Research Administrator

Walden University

September 2008 - Present

Ph.D. Education Specialization Administrator

Walden University

September 2007 - September 2008(a year)

Ph.D. Education Faculty

Walden University

April 2005 - September 2007(2 years)

Research Associate

Florida Center for Reading Research, FSU

January 2002 - August 2005(4 years)


Ph.D. Education

Walden University

August 1996 - August 2001(5 years)

M. S. Health Services Administration

Central Michigan University

January 1983 - May 1985(2 years)

B. A., International Affairs

The George Washington University

September 1974 - May 1978(4 years)

Followers (6)