Speeches & Interviews

Dean Walker at the COMCAST Women in tech conference
Dean Walker addresses the Women in Tech conference at the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia.

Dean Walker is a sought-after speaker and interview respondent on research, issues of higher education leadership, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She welcomes the opportunity to engage with programs that support or contribute to the advancement of the college's mission. If you are interested in conducting an interview or otherwise engaging Dean Walker as part of your event, please complete this form.


  • Shifting Paradigms to Engineer Change in STEM
    March 24, 2022
    Dean Walker was invited to deliver a virtual lecture as part of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Women in Science series.
  • 2022 AAAS Plenary
    February 17, 2022
    As an AAAS Fellow and representative of Drexel University as a sponsor of the 2022 virtual AAAS annual meeting, Dean Walker delivered recorded plenary remarks on the theme, 'empower with evidence.'
  • Launching The Environmental Collaboratory
    February 11, 2022
    As a key collaborator in the conceptual design and formation of The Environmental Collaboratory, along with leaders from Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Walker celebrated a ribbon cutting to mark the official launch of TEC.
  • State of the College 2021
    October 21, 2021
    Dean Walker highlighted achievements by faculty, students and staff in her annual address.
  • 2021 NOBCChE Annual Conference
    September 17, 2021
    Dean Walker was named recipient of the 2021 Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award, so named for the first female president of NOBCChE. The award recognizes the leadership, scientific achievements, and community service shown while continuing a career in STEM. As part of the award, she delivered the Winifred Burks-Houck Lecture, where she discussed water contamination. The lecture was also featured in Chemical and Engineering News, a publication of ACS.
  • "Resilient Women: Our Collective Role in Advocating for Each Other and the Future of Environmental Chemistry"
    August 22, 2021
    Delivered virtually at the American Chemical Society Fall 2021 meeting, themed "Resilience of Chemistry," as part of a special symposium on "Women in Science and Engineering."
  • Drexel Engineering 2021 Commencement
    June 9, 2021
    Dean Walker addresses the Class of 2021 in a virtual program.
  • Virtual Fireside Chat: Leadership Lessons from Lockheed Martin
    May 10, 2021
    Students and alumni joined Dean Walker for a virtual Q&A with alumnus Jon Rambeau ’96.
  • State of the College 2020
    October 7, 2020
    Dean Walker launched the new Drexel Engineering strategic plan, and shared highlights and achievements from the last academic year at this virtual event.
  • MXene Conference 2020
    August 3, 2020
    Dean Walker welcomed over 1,000 participants to the MXene Conference 2020, the first such event hosted in the U.S. and presented virtually from Philadelphia, PA.
  • College of Engineering Virtual Commencement
    June 11, 2020
  • A New Frontier for Engineering Education Predicated on Peace
    February 28, 2020
    Dean Walker was invited to present as part of the USF Eminent Scholars Lecture Series.
  • Peace Engineering & Innovation Initiative Speaker Series
    November 8, 2019
    Dean Walker spoke via Zoom about the peace engineering program.
  • College of Engineering Commencement
    June 13, 2019
    Dean Walker congratulated Drexel's newest engineering degree recipients.
  • Comcast Women in Tech Conference
    March 21, 2019
    Dean Walker delivered a keynote to the company's top 125 women performers on the future landscape for the tech world the next generation of women in tech.
  • ELATES Graduation Ceremony
    March 20, 2019
    An ELATES alumnae, Dean Walker addressed graduates at the 2019 Leaders Forum.
  • Engineering Leader of the Year Award
    March 14, 2019
    Dean Walker honored 2019 award recipient, Jeffrey J. Wilcox, vice president for digital transformation at Lockheed Martin.
  • “Invent Your Career” Event
    February 19, 2019
    At this networking event, Dean Walker gave introductory remarks.