Graduate Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Quiteya Walker is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She is married to Mr. Brandon Walker, Research Instrument Specialist in the Department of Natural Sciences at Albany State University. She is the eldest of six siblings.
Dr. Walker is a graduate of South Carolina State University with both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Rehabilitation Counseling, respectively. She earned her PhD in Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development from The University of Iowa. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
Dr. Walker has always been inspired by her grandmother, Ms. Charlotte G. Speights. As a child, she witnessed her grandmother work three or more jobs to provide for her family. It was at that point Dr. Walker vowed to get a good education and break the generational curse.
Dr. Walker first heard about Albany State University from a colleague and friend named Dr. LaShawn Bacon (1980-2011) who was a proud alumnus of the ASU and she always spoke highly of her experience.
Dr. Walker has co-authored an article entitled Collaborating with the Disability Rights Community: Co-Writing a Code of Ethics as a Vehicle for Ethics Education in the Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education Journal. She has also presented at numerous national, regional, state, and local conferences. In November 2013, she will be presenting with a colleague, School Counseling students, and alumnus at the Georgia School Counseling Association Annual conference. She is currently conducting research on the relationship between disability and homelessness and the knowledge, skills, and awareness of disability service providers in postsecondary institutions.
Dr. Walker currently serves on several organizations at the national, university, and local level. At the national level, she is the Secretary for the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association. At the University level, she serves committees such as, The Research Committee, College of Education Graduate Appeals Committee, and Faculty Senate. At the local level, Dr. Walker is a member of RHEMA Word Cathedral Stand-Up Again Outreach, an organization committed to serving individuals in the Albany/Dougherty community. She is also co-founder of the Iowa City Cedar Rapids Annual Teen Summit.
Dr. Walker would like to be known as a person who keeps God first followed by family as well as her dedication, enthusiasm, and willingness to go the extra mile; in addition to, her concern for others and humble spirit. She has a passion for life and believes you should always live it to the fullest. Moreover, she is very passionate about enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, serving others and giving back to the community.
Favorite Book: Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
Favorite Quote: "A pupil from whom nothing is ever demanded which he cannot do, never does all he can."
~John Stuart Mill