Valerie Walker

Faculty

Lind Professor of Education and Associate Professor in Education

Valerie Struthers Walker joined the Education Department in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies. She works primarily with preservice teachers pursuing elementary school licensure. Her current research focuses on how characters with disabilities are constructed in adolescent literature and how readers respond to those representations.

Although Valerie is a native Minnesotan, she loves to travel and has had the opportunity to live and teach in Bamako, Mali and Vienna, Austria. Her mother is French, so she has also spent considerable time in France. Valerie enjoys spending time with her family and is the proud aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews!

 

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, & Educational Policy, Michigan State University, 2009; M.A.T. (Elementary Education), Colorado College, 1996; B.A. (Sociology), Colorado College, 1994.

Interests

Cooking, reading., and travel


Courses Taught

EDU-320 (Literacy K-12), EDU-372 (Elementary Language Arts Methods and Materials), EDU-373 (Elementary Mathematics Methods and Materials), and EDU-374 (Elementary Social Studies Methods and Materials)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
EDU-385 Elementary Interdisciplinary Models and Practicum 15 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
EDU-372 Elementary Language Arts Methods and Materials 14 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
EDU-374 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Materials 14 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA
EDU-320 Literacy K-12 14 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/FA