Dr. Walker is the Program Director, College of Business at South University in Savannah. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate level business classes as well as master’s level classes in public and business administration.
She is also a public speaker, author of Success by Association, The Traits that built African American Women Leaders in the Area of Governance in South Carolina, an academic ebook, frequent guest columnist in the Moxie section and book reviewer in the Post and Courier, former regular contributor to Living Roots magazine and guest blogger on several sites. Her own blog called We Can Fly Higher inspires people, especially women, to think bigger and aim higher.
She has held professional positions as an Army officer, Cargo Services Supervisor, Director of Community Outreach, Housing Education Coordinator, and Production Planner. She has taught Introduction to Women and Gender Studies at the College of Charleston and Human Resource Management and Public Relations at the Art Institute of Charleston.
She received her PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, specializing in Public Management and Leadership. She received her Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from Ball State University while on active duty in the US Army as a maintenance officer and her Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama.
She established the Walker Phenomenal Spirit Award that funds women’s dreams. So far, the award has provided assisted seven women in the fulfillment of their dreams.
She is a marathoner and triathlete as well as the person who started Black Girls Run! Charleston, boasting close to 900 members, which encourages all women to run, walk, and move towards getting healthier. She served as President of the Center for women, as well as positions on various boards such as Women of Distinction committee for East Carolina Girl Scouts, East Carolina Girl Scout realignment committee, and the allocation committee of Trident United Way. She was faculty member of the Center for Women’s Leadership Institute which is designed to teach the skills and strategies necessary for women to become capable and powerful leaders.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
2006-present Founder, Walker Phenomenal Spirit Award
2012-present Member, American Society for Public Administration
2012-2013 Vice President of Governance, Center for Women
2012-2013 Faculty Member, Women’s Leadership Institute, Center for Women
2010 -2013 Charleston Ambassador, Black Girls Run!
2008-2010 President, Board of Directors, Center for Women
2006-2008 Secretary, Board of Directors, Center for Women
2005-2006 Board Member, Center for Women
2004-2008 Board Member, Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
2000-2002 Board Member, Chelsea Park Homeowners Association
1998-2000 Panel Leader, Allocation Committee, Trident United Way