photo: Jonathan Walker

Jonathan Walker

Title:
Assistant Dean, Student Services
Office:
Suite 401
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Email:
jmwalker@gwu.edu

Background

Jonathan is a student-centered practitioner with more than eight years of experience in student affairs. His professional experience spans across student conduct, Title IX, TRiO, first-year programs, summer bridge, academic advising, academic support, residence life, leadership programs, and fraternity/sorority life. As the new Assistant Dean of Student Services at the Elliott School, Jonathan supervises Academic Advising and Student Services, Graduate Student Career Development, and International Programs and Academic Initiatives.
 
Jonathan most recently served as the assistant dean of students and director of the Office of Learning Communities at Norfolk State University (NSU) located in Norfolk, VA. As assistant dean of students, Jonathan was the chief student conduct officer providing leadership of the university’s student conduct process. Additionally, Jonathan provided supervision of the Student Support Services Program; coordinated the administrative functions within the Dean of Students Office; oversaw divisional policy development; and served as the assessment and professional development coordinator for the Division of Student Affairs. He was the founding director of NSU’s learning communities initiative and established a comprehensive male initiative designed to decrease the gender disparity in graduation rates. Prior to his role at NSU, Jonathan held various positions in academic advising and academic support programs at Fayetteville State University. He is an active member of the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA) and serves on the national resource faculty for the Washington Center’s National Summer Institute, which is viewed nationally as an authority on learning communities. Jonathan has published in the Learning Communities Research and Practice and Journal of Research Initiatives.
 
A native of North Carolina, Jonathan is a graduate of Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC) where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. He completed a Master of Science in College Student Personnel at Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, AR).

Education

M.S., Arkansas Tech University
B.A., Fayetteville State University