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Harriet Walker, PhD

Adjunct Assistant ProfessorHarriet Walker

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B634
Email: [email protected]

Raised on a farm in Shakopee, MN. B.A. in Elementary Education from The College of St Catherine in St. Paul, MN. Elementary teacher in Denver, CO and New Orleans, LA.  MEd in Reading Education from Loyola University in New Orleans and Reading Resource Teacher in the Orleans Parish Public Schools.  Intern at the National Museum for African Art, Smithsonian Institution, D.C. and Intern and writer for the J. Paul Getty Center for Education in the Arts, Santa Monica, CA. Ph.D. in Art Education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA.  Assistant professor in the Graduate Education Department, University of Massachusetts, in Boston.  MPhil in Art History from the Graduate Center in New York.  Curatorial Assistant in African Art at The Newark Museum in New Jersey.  Currently Adjunct Assistant Professor at FIT in New York City.


PhD, Louisiana State University

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Selected Publications

Walker H. “Beneath the Surface of Ghanian Photographs,” in the Conference Proceedings, Images of African Peoples: Photography, History and Culture in Africa and the African Diaspora, Eastern Illinois University, March 31-April 2, 2006.

Walker, H. “Franco-African influences on the material culture of Historic New Orleans.” In J. Jackson (Ed.). Francophone Noir. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.

Walker, H. (2002). “Artworld of Betye Saar,” in M. Erickson and B. Young (Eds.), Artworlds in Transition (pp. 17-21).  Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Walker, H. (2001). “Images of women in the art of Jan Vermeer and the seventeenth century Dutch genre painters.”  The Journal of Gender Issues in Art and Education, 2, 46-60. Reston, VA: Women’s Caucus, National Art Education Association.

Walker, H. (2001). “Interviewing local artists: A curriculum resource in art teaching.”  Studies in Art Education, 42 (3), 249-266.

Walker, H., Davidson, B., and Dell, G. (2001). “In-school clubs: Impacting teaching and learning for at-risk students,” in B. LeTendre (Ed.) Accelerated Schools Special Interest Group Conference Proceedings (pp. 31-55). Storrs, CT: National Center for Accelerated Schools.

Walker, H. (1999). “African American art: A Los Angeles legacy,” in Worlds of ArtEducation resource available online.


  • HA 223 – African Art and Civilization
  • HA 230 – Modern and Contemporary African Art