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Laura Knight-Lynn, EMBA,  PhD

Laura Knight-Lynn, EMBA, PhD

Walden University

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Laura's work combines: Education, Numbers, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Executive Director, Center for Research Quality

I manage the Center for Research Quality for our university.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Psychology, General

    Dominican University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business/Commerce, General

    Walden University

  • Graduate Degree

    Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

    Loyola University-Chicago

  • Doctorate

    Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods

    Loyola University-Chicago

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Clinical Research Coordinators:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Psychology, General

Graduate Degree: Business/Commerce, General

Graduate Degree: Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling

Doctorate: Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I studied in Rome at the end of my doctoral program & had time for reflection related to my future.

  • 2.

    I met my doctoral mentor and switched from a practitioner focus to a research focus.

  • 3.

    My drive to get back to college teaching brought me to Walden.

  • 4.

    I joined the Center for Research Quality and realized I love supporting institutional improvement.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    You will be successful with a bachelors degree in psychology.

  • How I responded:

    I held strong to the voice inside me (inspired by my mother) that helped me know if I wanted something enough, I could achieve it.