President Ronald M. Berkman today announced the appointment of Dr. George E. Walker to the position of Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University, effective January 1, 2010.
“We are extremely fortunate to have attracted a person of Dr. Walker’s prominence and distinction to CSU. His experience and high regard in the national research community will immediately elevate our efforts to become a thought leader among urban public research institutions,” said President Berkman.
George Walker is a national leader in research and graduate education. He served for 12 years as the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at Indiana University. Dr. Walker then served as Director of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate at the Carnegie Foundation. His work at Carnegie, captured in several books on doctoral education, provides a foundation for understanding the needs and goals of doctoral education - a roadmap for bringing a new paradigm to doctoral education. Dr. Walker has served since 2006 as Senior Vice President for Research Development and Graduate Education at Florida International University.
George Walker is a theoretical physicist. He was a member of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Physics and Advanced Technology Committee, and chaired its Physics and Advanced Technology Directorate Advisory Committee, as well as the Nuclear Division Advisory Committee. Currently, he is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL). Among many other Boards, Dr. Walker has served as president of the Association of Graduate Schools of the Association of American Universities, as Chair of the Board of the Council of Graduate Schools, and as member of the National Advisory Board of the National Survey of Student Engagement.
Dr. Walker has published extensively, having thirty-eight authored or co-authored journal articles, twenty-one published invited talks at international conferences and workshops, seven articles and books on graduate education, and numerous presentations.
Dr. Walker and his wife Erika have close ties in Cleveland. They met and married while graduate students at Case and Western Reserve University. The Walkers have several family members that reside in Cleveland. Their son-in-law, Roger Brooks, received a degree in computer science from Cleveland State University.
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