Walter Fernando Balser, Ed.D.

Faculty Affiliate – Educational Leadership & Policy

Research Interests:
Decentralization of schooling; Education, non-profits, and private capital

Dr. Walter Fernando Balser is a clinical assistant professor in the masters and LEAD program. Dr. Balser’s scholarship examines the changing education ecosystem from the standpoint of decentralization, involving the growing role of outside agencies and nonprofits working in schools, the relationship between public schooling and private capital, and how all of this may intersect in a rapidly evolving digital world. Dr. Balser’s current research explores how these changes may impact organizational behavior and leadership orientations. Dr. Balser has worked as a teacher, administrator, and strategic consultant in schools across the country.