Executive Vice President, Higher Education & Workforce Development
Ed currently leads CS4Ed's efforts in developing and deploying networked collaborative systems and advising senior managers of institutions, agencies, and foundations on the synthesis of innovative software technology and evolving business processes, and in identifying the functional requirements and measurement criteria for these systems.
His career includes broad experience as CEO of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Vice President of BBN Systems and Technologies, Principal Research Scientist at MIT, Member of Staff at Bell Laboratories, and staff member at the CMU Software Engineering Institute. He has a Ph. D. in Psycholinguistics and is a graduate of the Greater Boston Executive Program in Business Management of the Sloan School. He currently serves as Co–Chair of the Advisory Board of the consortium for Multimedia Resources for Learning and On–line Teaching (MERLOT) and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Curriki Foundation and the Open Knowledge Initiative. Dr. Walker is a member of the Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, the Human Factors Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.