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Aaron Walker, PhD

Education Unlimited - Aaron Walker, PhD (Camp Director)

Aaron Walker, PhD — Camp Director

Dr. Aaron Walker currently serves as CTO of Relobase, LLC. where he manages data and technical operations for a company, facilitates relocation for the United States Armed Forces and provides portable careers to military spouses.  

Previously, he served as Assistant Director and Program Specialist with the USC McNair Scholars Program, Office of the Provost. His responsibilities included graduate school advising, teaching writing and research methods, program planning, and fiscal and budget management. 

As an instructor, advisor, and coordinator, he acquired extensive experiences working with high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. He has taught and advised high school students preparing for college, undergraduates preparing for graduate school, and graduate students preparing their research for publications and conferences. The student populations he has served over the years have been truly diverse in every aspect, including: domestic and international students; students from historically underrepresented minority backgrounds; students coming from low to high socioeconomic households; students designated as academically gifted; and students with distinct learning disabilities. 

In the capacity of an academic writing and research methods instructor, Dr. Walker has taught and advised USC Undergraduates (McNair Scholars) and USC Ph.D. Students (EDGE Fellows). He is well-versed on research writing and protocols, familiar with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. 

Through Education Unlimited, an organization that provides summer academic programs for K-12 youth nationwide, he has had the unique opportunity to work with students at Stanford University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Tufts University. In a program at Stanford he instructed students, coordinated a summer academic residential component, and performed multiple administrative functions including supervising staff, activities scheduling, and budgeting. During his time at Tufts he assumed a leadership role as director of a comprehensive summer residential program with an emphasis on promoting students’ public speaking and argumentation/debate skills. The work he performed at UCLA was similar to his responsibilities while at Stanford and Tufts. 

Furthermore, while at the Arizona State University (ASU), he was a tutor for students with learning disabilities through the TRiO/ASU Disability Resource Center (federally-funded U.S. Department of Education Program). He has also been invited by the California State University, Northridge and Seoul National University to present special lectures on topical areas including linguistic approaches, rhetorical techniques, argumentation analysis, and academic debate. 

Dr. Walker is a distinguished debater, participating in debate teams where he has competed nationally during his high school and undergraduate years. During his last year in high school he was recruited by UC Berkeley, USC, and ASU for their debate teams (he decided to attend ASU). As an undergraduate and throughout his graduate school years he assumed a leadership role as a debate coach for high school youth competing in local and national-level debate tournaments. 

While at USC, Dr. Walker has designed and taught classes on argumentative writing, research methods, and critical analysis. Between 2006 and 2011, he was an assistant lecturer with the USC Writing Program. In 2008, he began serving in an administrative capacity as a coordinator, where he supervised and mentored other writing instructors in course development and management. Additionally, he was a liaison between the Writing Department and USC faculty that teach related courses, and was also responsible for attending meetings with department chairs. 

Dr. Walker earned his B.A. in English with Honors at the Arizona State University (ASU). He acquired both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Southern California (USC).