Corey D. B. Walker is the Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities with a joint appointment in the department of English and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Wake Forest University.
Professor Walker is the interim Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, in addition to the inaugural director of the Program in African American Studies. His research, teaching, and public scholarship span the areas of African American philosophy, critical theory, ethics, and religion and American public life. Dr. Walker is author and editor of several books and has published over sixty articles, essays, and book chapters in a wide variety of scholarly journals and publications. He is currently completing his next book, Disciple of Nonviolence: Wyatt Tee Walker and the Struggle for the Soul of Democracy, to be published by the University of Virginia Press. A much sought after speaker, he has appeared on a variety of media programs and has served as a commentator for a number of outlets in the United States and abroad.
Professor Walker is the 2023-2024 Frank M. Updike Memorial Scholar.