Doug Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Communication Arts, Professor of Media Communications and Journalism
Who is he? Walker’s expertise in broadcasting has taken him to places as far apart as Alaska and Haiti. He has broadcast everything from the eruption of riots in Haiti to dog sled races. Walker has a rich background that combines media management, broadcast journalism and missions. He has served as a sports and news announcer, news director, program director and interim manager for radio stations in Alaska and Haiti. Walker recently served as a consultant for radio stations in Tanzania and Alaska. He took four students with him to Alaska in 2014 to conduct a listener survey for radio station KCAM.
What’s he done? Walker has received national awards for his continuing professional work, including the top Communicator Award (2011) for a radio piece on a pilot who helps agencies track wild animals in Alaska. He’s also received two Telly Awards (2013 and 2014), for producing separate video pieces on a unique drug rehabilitation program in Kentucky. Walker has published several papers, presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). His work has also appeared in Nieman Reports published by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University.
Outside of class? When he’s done teaching classes such as broadcast news, mass communication theory, broadcast management, and radio production, students often see Dr. Walker outside walking with his wife, or playing tennis. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two adult sons.
M.A. Wheaton College
Ph.D. Indiana University