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Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance Jean Walker Bio
Jean Walker

Jean Walker, M.B.A.

Instructor of Finance & Miller Professor of Entrepreneurship

Office: Classroom Center, Room 215D
Email: jwalker@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2515

Professional Profile 

Walker joined the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business in 1980 after earning an M.B.A. from West Texas A&M University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from WTAMU in 1967 in English education and teacher’s certification in secondary English and history.

Teaching and Related Service

Walker currently teaches Business Finance.  She is director of the West Texas Center for Economic Education, one of eight university-based economic education centers in Texas affiliated with the Texas Council on Economic Education and the National Council on Economic Education.  She also has a Sam Walton Fellowship to serve as the faculty adviser to the Enacuts team.

Research and Creative Activity

As director of the West Texas Center for Economic Education, Walker conducts a number of workshops each year for K-12 teachers on how to integrate economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship into their curriculum.  She also has published articles in The Journal of Economics & Economic Education Research, The Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, and Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal.

Personal Sketch

Walker lives in Panhandle and has driven the 100-plus mile round trip to Canyon daily since 1980.  She is a fan of Panhandle Pantherette basketball; she played as a Pantherette as did her mother and daughter.  Walker’s son and his family live in Panhandle, and her daughter and her family live in Bellevue, Wash.