Robert Walker

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
M.S. Health Education and Promotion

Robert Walker received his Ed.D. in Community Health at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in May 1987. He served as Health Educator III for the OSDH from 2012-2017; and Assistant Director 8/2017-8/2020; and 8/2020-4/2021 served as Accreditation Coordinator/Health Educator at the Franklin County Health Department in Kansas (retired 4/30/2021). Dr. Walker started his career at Walden University in November 2015 and will teach courses in the Masters of Science in Health Education and Promotion program in the College of Health Sciences. He previously worked as Professor and Head Tennis Coach at John Brown University (1999 - 2011) and taught undergraduate health education courses. Dr. Walker was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Kansas (1990 - 1999) teaching graduate and undergraduate community health courses; and conducting and publishing research in the area of community health. He has extensive experience in health education planning, implementation and evaluation; and has taught graduate courses in: Implementation of Health Education Programs, Stress Management, Health Aspects of Aging, Worksite Health Promotion, and Tradition and Principles in Health Education. He has numerous publications and professional presentations in the area of community health. Dr. Walker has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 1989.

Courses Taught

PUBH/HLTH 6005 - Perspectives of Public Health and the Developing Scholar-Practitioner


EdD, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

MS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

BS, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Public Service

Williamsburg Recreation Commission, Committee Member - Williamsburg

Awards / Honors

, American College Health Association, 1988


Walker, R. R., Clark-Young, J. (1998). Understanding student's indoor tanning practices and beliefs in to reduce skin cancer risks. American Journal of Health Studies


Walker, R. R. (2018). Rural Pilot - Foundations of Public Health Service. KALHD