Education and Certifications:
B.A., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.A., Bowie State University
Crystal Walker is a full-time faculty member and co-coordinator of the Communication Studies department. Crystal has over 10 years of experience in the field of communications including public relations, strategic communications, leadership, and branding. Her interest in higher education includes providing equity to students, promoting student-centered learning, and advocating for diversity and inclusion. Crystal’s interest in becoming a college educator came from the realization that she only had two women of color as professors while in college. She is dedicated to ensuring that students receive a rich educational experience and have the opportunity to see representation that has not always been available. Her approach to teaching utilizes the flipped classroom model in which classroom-time is used for solving problems and actively working on assignments, instead of lectures. In addition to teaching, she has presented her research on race, equity, and inclusion in the classroom at several conferences including MDLA, AFACCT, and held workshops for faculty, staff, and students at HCC. Recently, she charted the Beta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta National Communication Honor Society and serves as the co-advisor. Crystal was awarded one of the Arts and Humanities Inspiring Faculty awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.