Royal Walker, Jr., JD

Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's UCEDD
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
 
Phone: 601-266-5163
Email: rwalker@ihl.state.ms.us
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Last Updated: July 24, 2015

Royal Walker, Jr.
 

Leadership Administrative Staff: Retired Director (2008-2014)
Primary Activity Coordinators: Cultural Diversity
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Continuum of Care- Homelessness
 
Discipline(s): Law
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
Multicultural Council
 
Research: Cultural Diversity, Social Welfare, Employment
Education: Program Development and Evaluation, Professional Collaboration
Service: Public Policy and Law

Vita/Bio

 EDUCATION:

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas. 1984, Juris Doctor Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. 1980, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science

CURRENT POSITION: June 1, 1992 - Present: Associate Director and Instructor, Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCE), The University of Southern Mississippi.

Responsible for assisting in the general administration and management of the UCE Program;

development and implementation of broad policies, research and planning for the UCE Program;

grantsmanship and development; class and seminar instructor; governmental and community relations;

advise the executive director of the UCE and staff on various federal, state and local disability policy and program issues.

PROJECT DIRECTOR (Selected List):

1997-2000, Leadership Development for Access to Health and Disability Related Services (LDA) Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

1997-1998, Partner in National Technical Assistance Center on Welfare Reform, funded by contract with the University of Kansas's Center for the Study of Family, Neighborhood, and Community Policy through a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

1999-2001, Visualizing an Integrated System of Support: Innovative Opportunities and New Strategies (Project VISSIONS I), funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

2000- 2001, Filling the Gap: A Strategy for Enhancing Traditional Community Transportation for People with Disabilities Living in Rural Communities, funded by Project ACTION of Easter Seals

2001- 2002, Visualizing an Integrated System of Support: Innovative Opportunities and New Strategies (Project VISSIONS II), funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

2000-2001, Mississippi Home of Your Own, funded by the Mississippi Home Corporation, the City of Hattiesburg, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Home of Your Own Coalition Members

2001-2004, Continuum of Care/ Supportive Housing Program, funded by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

PAST AND PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL BOARDS AND COUNCILS (Abbreviated List):

Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council for Children with Special Needs;

State Public Procurement Review Board; Mississippi Finance Review Committee;

and Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities

PAST AND PRESENT MEMBERSHIP ON BOARDS OF DIRECTORS (Abbreviated List):

American Task Force for the Homeless;

Hospice of Central Mississippi pi, Inc.,

Big Brothers/Big Sisters;

Jackson/Hinds Minority Capital Fund Inc.;

National Anti- Extremist Coalition;

Foundation for the Mid-South;

Community Health Advisor Network;

Jackson State University/ Mississippi Urban Research Center Advisory Council;

President Riverboat Casinos, Inc.;

Mississippi Special Olympic and Mississippi March of Dimes;

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Board on Self-Determination

PAST AND PRESENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (Abbreviated List):

Mississippi Political Science Association;

National Political Science Association;

Southern Political Science Association;

American Judicature Society;

Council of Governors' Policy Advisors;

National Association of State Budget Officers;

Magnolia Bar Association;

American Society for Public Administrator and Conference of Minority Public