Dr. De Morris Walker is the Director of Summer Session Initiatives at Georgia Tech. Prior to joining Tech in January 2017, Dr. Walker worked in the Office of Summer Session at Clemson University, while earning his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. He brings nearly 10 years professional experience in higher education, including roles in student affairs and academic affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara; California Polytechnical Institute, Pomona; and Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc.
Dr. Walker’s doctorate from Clemson University explored how a summer pre-college program fostered parent and family engagement among their program participants, who would be first-generation college students. He has an M.B.A. from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He enjoys visiting family and friends in Southern California and Louisiana; spending time with his wife and two daughters; and being a “Dance Dad” with his daughters’ dance studio.