Acting Dean, College of Professional Studies

Marvin Walker headshot

Dr. Walker is a recognized social policy expert and behavioral health researcher. Prior to joining NJCU, he served as Assistant Director at Webster University, responsible for leading the extended campus in Southern Maryland, including campus operations, academic and administrative services, enrollment management, and leading accreditation and state licensure requirements. He has served in a number of teaching, research, curriculum development, and doctoral research committee chair roles at various institutions, including Northcentral University, Trident University International, and Westminster College. 

Before embarking on an academic career, Dr. Walker served 10 years as a federal employee within the U.S. government, first serving as a Business Consultant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, Center for Information Technology. He served in numerous senior leadership roles in the intelligence community promoting cyber security best practices, information sharing, and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Walker served as Executive Officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, leading private sector classified intelligence programs, national security strategy, public policy, diplomacy, and international affairs with coordinated efforts focused on national security programs designed to prevent domestic terrorism activities within the United States. He served as a Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense, responsible for financial and contract audit readiness oversight across the U.S. Army and the DoD. Before his government civilian service, he served eight years as a U.S. Marine in various leadership roles across the U.S. Marine Corps in the Infantry, from 1998 – 2006 including numerous deployments to Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and a combat tour in Iraq in 2003.

Dr. Walker earned a B.A. in Business Administration with a Finance Minor from Columbia College, a Bachelor of Theology from the International Theological Seminar of California, an MBA with concentration in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University, and his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.