Presenter Bio - Dr. Thomas Walker
Dr. Thomas Walker is the Director of the Inclusion & Equity Education Office at the University of Denver in Colorado.
Thomas Walker previously served as the Assistant Director of Arizona State University's (since closed) Intergroup Relations Center, where he coordinated diversity education programs, provided social justice training, and served as a diversity consultant for the ASU and larger community. While at ASU, he also served as liaison to the LGBTQ+ communities, as Tempe campus Classified Staff Council president, as advisor to several student organizations, and as volunteer textbook reader with Disability Services.
He has been engaged in the diversity and social justice field for three decades, working with NCCJ-Anytown, the National Coalition-Building Institute, the Southern Institute for Education and Research, C Harris Companies, Inc, the Social Justice Training Institute, and the University of Michigan-based Multiversity Intergroup Dialogue (MIGR) Research Project. At ASU, he taught public speaking, small group communication, intro to communication, intro to intergroup relations, and intergroup dialogues.
At DU, he's taught for the undergraduate Compass First-Year pilot and International Living and Learning Community and the graduate Higher Education programs. He has served on the DU Sustainability Council, Campus Safety Advisory Board, and numerous working groups and search committees. He is currently an officer with DU's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and a reviewer for NADOHE's Journal of Diversity in Higher Education .
Thomas studied at the University of Manchester (England), completed his bachelor's degree in Interpersonal and Group Communication at Tulane University, and earned both his master's and doctorate in Intercultural Communication at Arizona State University.