Dr. Walker attended Fisk University where she completed her Bachelor's and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology (2002 & 2004, respectively). She went on to receive a doctorate in Counseling Psychology (2008) from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, prison systems, inpatient programs, community mental health centers, and hospitals in addition to working in academia. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of the Virgin Islands. Clinically, Dr. Walker specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, issues related to gender conflict, men's issues, racial identity development, and substance abuse/chemical dependency issues. She is the owner and Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Mind/Body Health & Psychology, a group private practice on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Dr. Walker prides herself as a student-centered professor working to involve and engage her students in the learning process with energy, enthusiasm, and vigor. She is genuinely empathetic to the needs of her students as a result of her experience as a practicing psychologist with a focus on the development of young adults. As a researcher, Dr. Walker continues to relate her depth of theoretical understanding in the field of psychology with a focus on practical application to advance clinical practice, specifically as it relates to men of color, gender roles, and masculinity issues. Thus, her research has great meaning and impact on bettering the lives of real people in real-life scenarios in the community in which we live.
Dr. Walker is also a proud wife and mother of four beautiful children, and three adorable fur babies (dogs).