• Biographical Description

  • Thomas E. Walker serves as the Director for Inclusion & Equity Education, in DU's Campus Life & Inclusive Excellence division.

    Thomas was previously the Assistant Director of Arizona State University’s Intergroup Relations Center, where he coordinated diversity education programs, teaching and research for faculty, staff, students and the larger community. In eight years there, he also served as liaison to the ASU LGBTIQ community and advisor to ASU’s LGBTQ Student Coalition, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, and briefly the Pakistani Students Association. Thomas was also involved in the Phoenix area LGBTQ communities (eg, as co-director of the community-based Bj Budd Memorial Library and archives) and larger diversity/social justice education efforts, including co-developing/directing the advanced Beyond Anytown youth summer program, and serving on the metro Healing Racism community dialogues steering committee.
    Originally from Alabama, he has been engaged in the formal diversity and social justice field for more than two decades, working with: NCCJ-Anytown, the
    National Coalition-Building Institute, the Southern Institute for Education and Research, C. Harris Companies, Inc. consulting, the Social Justice Training Institute, and the University of Michigan-based Multiversity Intergroup Dialogue (MIGR) Research Project.
    He studied at the
    University of Manchester, England; earned his bachelor's in Interpersonal and Group Communication from Tulane University; and his Master's and Doctorate in Intercultural Communication at Arizona State University.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • TWalker CV 12-12.pdf

  • Publications

  • Wong(Lau), K., Landrum-Brown, J., & Walker, T. E. (2010). (Re)Training ourselves to do this work: Professionals who facilitate intergroup dialogue. In K. Maxwell, M. Thompson & R. Nagda (Eds), Facilitating intergroup dialogue: Bridging differences, catalyzing change. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

  • Anijar, Karen; Chen, Hsueh-hua Vivian & Walker, Thomas E. (2005). Poofs—Cheesy and other: Identity politics as commodity in South Park. In M.F. Dalton & L.R. Linder (Eds.), The sitcom reader: America Viewed and Skewed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

  • Walker, Thomas, & Maxwell, Kelly (forthcoming). Resources for starting intergroup dialogue programs. Online supplement for K. Maxwell, M. Thompson & R. Nagda (Eds), Facilitating intergroup dialogue: Bridging differences, catalyzing change. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

  • Research

  • Multiversity Intergroup Dialogue Research (MIGR) Project


    At-large member of Multi-University Research Evaluation of the Education Benefits of Intergroup Dialogues project, based at the University of Michigan.

  • Strategic Ambiguity in the Communication of Whiteness 

    Doctoral dissertation (2010), at Arizona State University's Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.  Dr Judith Martin, chair; Dr Angela Trethewey & Dr Kris Ewing, committee.


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