Dr. Jennie Walker
Dr. Jennie Walker is Lead Faculty in Organizational Development and Leadership at Ashford University and has been a full-time faculty member at University of the Rockies and Ashford University since 2015. She earned her PhD at the University of Denver and has been a certified Professional in Human Resources since 2003.
Dr. Walker specializes in developing people and organizations for success in complex, diverse, and increasingly global environments. She has extensive experience working across cultures, having studied and worked directly in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Suriname and India, along with a great deal of international travel. Her professional experience includes talent management, organizational consulting, program design and facilitation, and coaching — all principally focused on leadership development and cross-cultural work. She is a long-time educator, and since 1995 has worked in a variety of settings, including corporate training, executive education, university-level teaching, and recreational SCUBA instruction. She has designed and delivered programs for many Fortune 500 companies, including several industry leaders within the Fortune 50.
Dr. Walker has been an invited speaker at International Leadership Association conferences, American Educational Research Association conferences, Academy of Management, DU Diversity Summit, Society for Human Resources Management Annual International Conference, SHRM conferences on Diversity & Inclusion and Strategy, ASTD, Human Capital Institute Global Talent Management Summit, and Academy of International Business conferences.
Dr. Walker is widely published in journals, magazines, books and blogs, including the Journal of Management Education, Advances in Global Leadership, HR People & Strategy Journal, Academy of International Business (AIB) Insights, The MBA Women's Guide to Success, and The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business, among others. She wrote the regular column “Management Tools” for Inside HR magazine from 2013 to 2017 and contributed to the award-winning HR blog on global leadership The SHRM blog for the Society for Human Resource Management. She co-authored the book "Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders (2013)." Her dissertation research, “Do Methods Matter in Global Leadership Development?” used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to reveal the degree to which different learning methodologies impact global leadership development.