Walker, Michael Joseph
Adjunct Instructor
Last Updated: 6/19/18 -

Mike J. Walker, Adjunct Instructor

Teaching: Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy and History (since Jan. 2008); 60 sections taught (as of Spring Semester 2018) at Utah Valley University:

  • PHIL 2050/205G: Ethics and Values (46 sections); PHIL 1000: Intro to Philosophy (1 section)
  • HIST 1700: American Civilization (9 Sections); HIST 1500: World History to 1500 (4 sections); HIST 151G: World History 1500 to the Present (1 section)


Previous Employment @ UVU:

Assistant Director & Director, UVU Professional Education, July 1, 2015-May 4, 2018

  • I lead/facilitated the Professional Education and Conferences/Workshops portion of Continuing Education under Community Outreach and Economic Development.
  • Provided executive and professional education and certification, pathways (both credit and non-credit), certificates, technology certifications, profesional development for a variety of industires, custom and contract training (workforce education) and technical programs.
  • Facilitated conferences and events, especially in relation to workforce and professional development.

Assistant Administrator, UVU Wasatch Campus, May 1, 2009-July 1, 2015

I administered the daily operations at the UVU Wasatch Campus in Heber City, including:
  • Administered daily operational functions (including student and faculty services)
  • Liaison with main campus regarding human resources, testing, library, course scheduling, and academic departments; Facilitated marketing projects for the campus
  • Advised students; Supervised classified, part-time and student employment, tutoring services
  • Managed budget and partnered with business and community organizations

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education (Leadership emphasis), Utah State University, In Progress, Anticipated Graduation: December 2018 (3.95 GPA - 78 credits earned).
  • Master of Education in Leadership--Higher Education and Student Affairs emphasis (4.0 GPA), Utah State University, Aug. 2017 (completed concurrently with PhD.).
  • Master of Arts in History, Brigham Young University, Dec. 2011; Link to my Master's Thesis.
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor: International Studies (Language: French), BYU-Idaho, Dec. 2005.  
  • Current research interests: Higher Education/Student Affairs, Leadership, History Education, Concurrent/Dual Enrollment, and Ethics. Past research interests: Early Modern History and Philosophy (especially the Atlantic World, the Low Countries and France), Persecution and Tolerance, and Religious History.