Dr. Walker is a subject matter expert and adjunct faculty for Excelsior College's Graduate Certificate in Distributed Workforce Management. She specializes in developing leaders and organizations for success in complex, diverse, and increasingly global environments. For the past 20 years, she has provided professional education and coaching in leadership development, talent management and organizational effectiveness within Fortune 500 organizations, as a professor and executive in higher education and as a consulting partner to many organizations across the world. Her full-time role is as Associate Professor and Lead Faculty for Business Leadership at Forbes School of Business & Technology at University of Arizona Global Campus, where she also serves as Chair of the Center for Women’s Leadership. She also provides leadership development and consulting services through her firm, Luminary Global.
Dr. Walker is an award-winning educator, having been recognized as Faculty of the Year in 2021 and 2019. She is regularly called on to share her thought leadership as a featured speaker for organizations and professional conferences, such as Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and International Leadership Association (ILA). She is widely published across journals, books, magazines and digital media, including Journal of Management Education, Advances in Global Leadership, HR People & Strategy Journal, Inside HR magazine and SHRM's award-winning blog We Know Next. She has authored several books including Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders, Teaching Methods in Business: Vol. 1. Experiential Exercises in the Classroom, and Handbook of International and Cross-Cultural Leadership Research. Outside of her career, Dr. Walker is a mother to four children under 12, and enjoys travel, scuba diving, creative writing, films and pets.
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