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Larry Walker, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership

Office: ED 222F

Previously Dr. Walker served as a lecturer at Loyola University Maryland. In addition, he held a faculty appointment at Howard University. He has nearly a decade of experience working in rural, urban, and suburban school districts. Dr. Walker’s research has four threads including 1) examining the traits of successful leaders (i.e., PreK-12, higher education, policymakers); 2) recruitment and retention of Black male teachers; 3) examining the impact environmental factors have on the academic performance and socio-emotional functioning of Black students throughout the education pipeline (PreKPhD)and 4) investigating how federal and state policies impact under-served and marginalized populations. Dr. Walker has co-edited two books, authored/coauthored several peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Further, he served as the Legislative Director for former Congressman Major R. Owens.


Doctor of Education
Morgan State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Race
  • Policy

Research Interests

  • Examining the impact leadership and policy decisions have on educational organizations
  • Investigating the experiences of Black students throughout the education pipeline (PreK-PhD)
  • Analyzing efforts to recruit and retain teachers from diverse backgrounds.
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