Dr. Anne Walker

Professor Education, Master of Education

While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer health educator in the Marshall Islands, Anne was asked to teach a middle school English as a Second (ESL) Language class and quickly discovered her passion for languages and teaching multicultural learners. She earned her master's degree in TESOL from Boston University, where she taught ESL in urban schools, and then moved to rural New Mexico where she taught ESL and reading in a Navajo K-8 school. Wanting to know more about literacy and multilingual learners, she earned a doctorate degree in Literacy Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then served as a professor of Literacy and TESOL at the University of North Dakota for 15 years before becoming Associate Dean of Teacher Education.

Wanting to return to teaching, Anne joined Concordia in 2019 where she teaches courses in the TESOL program as well as Comparative Education and American Schools in a Diverse Society. She has published and presented nationally and internationally, held service positions with the International TESOL Association, and has conducted professional development trainings for English teachers around the world through organizations such as the U.S. State Department English Specialist Program, the International Literacy Association, International School Services, and Ethiopia Reads. When she is not teaching, she loves to garden and spend time with her three young adult children and husband.


Dr. Anne Walker

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