School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Teaches courses in theories of second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, history of the education of minority language students in the U.S., methods and assessment in linguistically diverse education, research trends in second language and literacy learning, discourse analysis, sociocultural theories of language and literacy development, foundations of educational research.
Director, Youth Radio and Radio Arts in the Multilingual Classroom
Sociocultural and activity theories of learning and human development, youth development and learning through youth media, funds of identity, critical race spatial analysis, sociocultural theories of imagination, multiliteracies and second language learning, community-school-university collaborations for social change, Latinx education, interactional ethnography of communication, online versus f2f environments in culturally and linguistically diverse teacher preparation.
Milian, M & Walker, D. (2019 in press), "Bridges to bilingualism": Teachers' roles in promoting Indegenous languages in Guatemala. Forum for International Research on Education, 3(5), pp. xx-xx.
Walker, D. Marin, C. A., LaLueza, J.L., VanBeek, E. (under review). "Incorpirating Imagination in the Funds of identity Approach": Theoretical and pedagogical implications. ind, Culture and Activity (special issue)
Walker, D. (2018). “Teen Views of Sex:” Inter-animation of dialogues in a radio feature story produced by Mexican immigrant youth. Dialogic pedagogy: An international online journal. 6, 1-22. https://dpj.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/dpj1/index
Walker, D. (2018). “Getting our spirits out”: A microethnographic exploration of cultural memory, personal sense, and perceived space in Youth Radio Arts for immigrant youth. Ethnography and Education, (13)3, 286-307. Special Issue: Ethnographic explorations of arts and education.
Walker, D., Mahon, L., & Dray, B. (2017). Can we prepare culturally and linguistically responsive teachers online? Urban Education, published online October 25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085917735970
Huang, J., Berg, M., Romero, D., & Walker, D. (2016). In-service teacher development for culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy: the impact of a collaborative project between k-12 schools and a teacher preparation institution. Journal of the World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education, (1)1, 80-101.
Walker, D. (2014). A Pedagogy of Powerful Communication: Youth Radio and Radio Arts in the Multilingual Classroom. New York: Peter Lang.
Walker, D. (2014). Review of the book [The Arts and emergent bilingual youth: Building culturally responsive, critical, and creative education in school and community contexts], by Chappell, S. V. & Faltis, C. J. Teachers College Record, December, 2014.
Romero, D. & Walker, D. (2010). Ethical dilemmas in representation: Engaging participative youth. Ethnography and Education: An International Perspective (5)2, 209-227.
Romero, D. & Walker, D. (2010). Pushing the Boundaries of Writing: The Multimodal Literacies of Bilingual Youth Radio. In C. Brazerman, R. Krut., K. Lunsford, S. MacLeod, S. Null, P. Rogers, and A. Stansell (Eds.). Traditions of Writing Research. New York: Routledge.
Walker, D. (2009). Examining the intersection of popular culture and youth-radio after school. Youth Media Reporter(2)4, Special Issue.
Walker, D. & Romero, D. (2008). When ‘Literacy is a Bennie’: Researching Contested Literacies in Bilingual Youth Radio. Ethnography and Education: An International Perspective, (3)3, 283-296.
Walker, D. & Nocon, H. (2007). Boundary-crossing competence: Theoretical considerations and educational design. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal (14)3, 178-195.