Grand Rounds : Archive, 2003-2013

Dr. John Walker

J.D. Walker manages the research and evaluation team in the Office of Information Technology at the University of Minnesota. The mission of the team is to investigate the ways in which digital learning technologies are affecting the teaching and learning environment in higher education. Current projects include a longitudinal study of 21st century students and faculty members, a collaborative investigation of the efficacy of new, technology-enhanced learning spaces, and quasi-experimental research on the effectiveness of video podcasting in introductory life science classes.

Dr. Walker’s background is in philosophy, in which he earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996, and which he taught as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, The University of Pennsylvania, and Franklin and Marshall College. He also earned a Masters degree in Quantitative Methods in Education from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota in December 2009.