Dr. Larry J. Walker currently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education at the University of Central Florida. Further, Dr. Walker held faculty appointments at Loyola University Maryland and Howard University. He has published numerous articles on race, leadership, and policy. Previously, he served on the Board at the House of Ruth Maryland and Maryland New Directions in Baltimore, MD. In addition, he was selected as a Congressional Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and worked as the Legislative Director for former Congressman Major R. Owens. During his tenure in Congressman Owens office he supervised the legislative staff and worked on a bipartisan and bicameral basis to pass important legislation. Dr. Walker graduated from Cheyney University in 1996.