Larry J. Walker, Ed.D.

    Dr. Larry J. Walker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education. In addition, Dr. Walker held faculty appointments at Loyola University Maryland and Howard University. Dr. Walker has nearly a decade of experience teaching in urban, rural and suburban school districts. His research has four threads including
    1) examining the traits of successful leaders
    2) recruiting and retaining Black teachers specifically Black males
    3) investigating the experiences of students throughout the PreK-PhD pipeline
    4) examining how federal policies impact underserved communities. Dr. Walker has coedited two books and authored/coauthored several book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles.

    Previously, he was selected as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and served as the Legislative Director for former Congressman Major R. Owens. During Dr. Walker’s tenure on Capitol Hill he worked on several education bills including ESEA and amendments to the Higher Education Act (HEA).