John Walker

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
B.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Walker joined Walden University in 2014 where he teaches in the Criminal Justice Program. He began his academic career in 2003 while working for the Pocatello Police Department. During the ensuing years with Pocatello PD, he earned his BA from Excelsior College in NY (2005), his Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Idaho State University (2006) and his PhD in Public Administration from Walden University (2011).

Dr. Walker serves full time with the Pocatello Police Department and has a wide range of professional experience ranging from working in patrol, detective, school resource officer, public information officer, and administration. His passion is working cases which involve child protection. He founded and developed the departments computer forensic unit and worked to start Idaho's ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children).

Dr. Walker's work at Walden includes teaching in the Criminal Justice Program and in the School of Public Policy and Administration, serving on the CAP committee (Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee), curriculum development, and serving on dissertation committees - Chair, Member, and URR. His research interest centers on child protection (fight against human trafficking, child exploitation, child abuse).