SOURCE: Walden University

Walden University

November 25, 2009 15:30 ET

Walden University President and Chief Academic Officer Talk to Radio Hosts Across the Country

Jonathan Kaplan and Dr. Denise DeZolt Discussed the Benefits of an Online Education and Shared Alumni Success Stories

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - November 25, 2009) - Walden University President Jonathan Kaplan and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Denise DeZolt recently took to the airwaves nationwide, giving interviews to AM and FM radio talk show hosts in Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Cincinnati; Chicago; Knoxville, Tenn.; Minot and Bismarck, N.D.; New York; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix; Richmond, Va.; St. Louis; and Tampa, Fla. Kaplan and DeZolt explained the benefits of pursuing an online education for working adults in today's economic climate and offered advice about what to look for in a quality online university.

Among the topics Kaplan and DeZolt discussed was the importance of tracking alumni success as an indicator of educational quality. They pointed out that, according to a 2007 graduate survey, more than 80 percent of Walden doctoral graduates were promoted as a result of earning their degrees and more than two-thirds of the university's master's graduates received promotions within a year of earning their degrees.

Kaplan and DeZolt also noted that Walden University students often say that it's actually easier to stay motivated in online classes compared to campus-based courses. There is no back row in an online classroom, for example, and every student has to participate in the discussion. Both emphasized that students find that the 24-hour accessibility of online education helps balance their academic work with their careers and family lives.

Click here to listen to President Kaplan.

Click here to listen to Dr. DeZolt.

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Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 36,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at Walden.

Walden offers more than 40 degree programs with more than 180 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

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