twitter LinkedIn facebook youtube

Teaching Excellence Award recipient Glenn K. Walker

by Ellen Weaver, Published October 10, 2011



Glenn Walker, professor, College of Arts and Sciences - Biology. Widely published and a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Walker conducts his classroom in a way that students have remarked upon it as a joy to attend. Walker has the ability to present a large amount of information in a concise and meaningful way.

His attention to detail encourages students to not only appreciate course content but relate the material to professional contexts. If asked a rare question that eludes his considerable knowledgebase, Walker returns with the answer without fail. The relationships he has formed with students and faculty alike in the EMU community are forged with respect and friendship.

Affiliated with the American Microscopical Society and the Electron Microscopy Society of America, Walker's dedication to his field has expanded in a variety of ways. He has served as a consultant to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, The Department of the Army, and the University of Michigan's Dental Research Institute.

His research and contributions have been included in, and not limited to, the European Journal of Cell Biology, the international journal Protistologica, the Australian Journal of Entomology, the Michigan Botanist Journal, and the International Journal of Acarology. Wlaker's national and global contributions have been a credit to his field.

Walker received a bachelor of science degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts in 1970, master of science degree in Cell Biology from Northern Arizona University in 1972, his Ph. D. in Cell Biology in 1975 from the University of Maryland and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Epidermal Biochemistry through the National Institutes of Health at the University of Michigan in 1976.