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Education

  • MA, History, University of New Orlean
  • BA, History, Judson College

Academic Programs

  • BA History
  • BA Social Studies Education

Assistant Professor of History

Biography

After serving as a semester missionary in Viet Nam, Ms. Walker returned to the US, married, and then began graduate study at the University of New Orleans. While at UNO, she served as coordinator for the “Washington Artillery Remembers” oral history project. Her master’s thesis, “Behind the Fan: Conservative Activists in the New Orleans Christian Woman’s Exchange, 1881-1891,” focused primarily on the first decade of the New Orleans chapter of the national Woman’s Exchange movement. 

Ms. Walker currently pursues a Ph.D. in US History with an emphasis on Progressive era women at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Pamela Tyler advisor. Her minor fields include Asian history and race & ethnicity.

She has written several short pieces based on her master’s thesis, but she also enjoys contributing to theological discussions. In 2011 she wrote an article entitled “A Household Conversion,” for The Hidden Person of the Heart: Discovering what God Says About and to Women Through the Scripture.

As a certified self-defense instructor Ms. Walker wanted to explore God’s word on the justification for using self-defense. In 2014, she self-published her first book through Lifeway’s Crossbooks Publishing called A Time to Fight; A Time to Die: A Christian View of and Practical Guide to Self-Defense and Martyrdom. She plans a second revised printing through Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, in late 2016.

Ms. Walker serves as faculty sponsor to a new group on LC's campus – the C.O.R.P.S. (Called of the Redeemer to Proclaim Salvation), a WMU myMission organization.  The C.O.R.P.S. works to educate others about missions, participate in missions, and engage each other in spiritual development.

Courses Taught

  • Civilization I & II
  • Survey of American History
  • Introduction to Historiography and Historical Research
  • Louisiana History

Publications

  • A Time to Fight; A Time to Die: A Christian View of and Practical Guide to Self-Defense and Martyrdom. Nashville: Crossbooks Publishing, 2014.
  •  “A Household Conversion.” In The Hidden Person of the Heart: Discovering what God Says About and to Women Through the Scriptures. Edited by Janet Wicker, 327. Naples: Books of Hope, 2011.
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Bayou Chicot, LA, historical marker author, November 2011.
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Bayou Chicot, LA, 200th anniversary historical exhibit, November 2011.
  • "Christian Woman's Exchange." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. November 2010. http://www.www.knowla.org/entry.php?rec=871.

Conference Presentations

  • “‘The Ladies Call’: Working Women in Reconstruction New Orleans.” Paper presented at annual Louisiana Historical Association meeting, Alexandria, Louisiana, March 21 – 23, 2013.

Research Interests

  • US history – 19th century, Progressive Era, Post-Reconstruction South
  • Minority history – women, African American, Native American, Asian American, Jewish American
  • Asian history – American missionary involvement, 19th century