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I am an associate professor at Valdosta State University.  I am starting my 27 year at Valdosta State.  I have been teaching for 31 years.  I have several degrees.  I have a BS degree in Liberal Arts with a major in History and teaching certification.  I have a Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Reading.  Both are from the University of Tennessee at Martin.  I have a Masters of Public Adminstration (MPA) from Valdosta State University.  I also have a Ph. D in Higher Education Leadership from Georgia State University.

I teach a variety of classes.  I teach VSU 1101, a class designed to help freshman make the transition from high school to college.  It is a class that most freshmen should take.  I teach PERS 2730, an internet technology class that students design a basic webpage.  I teach AFAM 3000, the introduction courser for the AFAM minor.  I teach AFAM 4700, the capstone seminar for the AFAM minor.  Last, I also teach AFAM 3600 Race, Class & Gender also a course that can be used in the AFAM minor. 

 

My philsophy of the teaching is to teach the class the way that I want to be taught.  I believe in respecting each student as an individual.  I try to help students to empower themselves.  I believe that it my purpose to help a student to gain a sense of who he or she is and that will help them to move forward in their life.

 

I am married to Sharon Dianne Woods.  We have been married for 30 years.  We have no children of our own but we do have a God daughter who we love and in turn her daughter is our Grand daughter.  I constantly tell my students skip the children stage and go straight to grand children.  They are a whole lot more fun and you can send them back to their parents or if you are visiting you can go home.

 

I believe in making the commmuity that I live in a better place.  I do commuinity service whenever I can.  I am a past board member for Habitat for Humanity for Valdosta/Lowndes.  I help to pick up trash along Patterson Street with my fraternity brothers.  As a matter of fact the section that we have is right in front of VSU.  I have volunteered at the Food Bank.  I have also participated in Relay for Life for several years.  I have helped to mentor several young men in the community.  Also helped to provide meals for people during Thanksgiving and the Christmas season.

 

I am member of New Hope Baptist Church on West Gordon street.  There I serve several functions.  I am a group leader.  I serve on the finance pay committee.  I have taught Sunday School and Bible Study. 

 

I am a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  I am an Omega Man, not a Que Dog.  I have been an Omega for 36 years and a result I have an extended family throughout the United States.  It is through my Omega affliation that I have made life long friends in several states.  I believe in our motto that "Friendship is essential to the soul!"

 

 

 

 
Calvin M. Walker
cawalker@valdosta.edu
Office of Academic Student Instructional Support (OASIS)
Valdosta State Univesity
Valdosta, Georgia 31698   USA
(912) 245-4378



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