Brandy Brown Walker, Ph.D.
Senior Public Service Associate
(706) 542-1660


Dr. Brandy Walker’s expertise is in the design, development and implementation of leadership programming, with an emphasis on community engagement, conflict management, difficult conversations and dialogue. She holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the College of Education at the University of Georgia and is a leader in online and virtual program development and delivery. Dr. Walker specializes in programs that have a broad reach nationally and internationally. She has led leadership development programs for public health professionals across the United States and produced a 6-part series podcast entitled “Adaptive Leadership for Public Health.” Internationally, Dr. Walker leads two U.S. Department of State projects focusing on civic engagement leadership across sub-Saharan Africa. The first is the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a summer residential intensive leadership and civic engagement program as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative and the second is the virtual African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA), a U.S. Department of State-sponsored program unique to the University of Georgia. The ACEA program launched in 2021, reaching over 4,000 enrolled participants across sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, Dr. Walker teaches an interdisciplinary graduate course on community-engaged research methods. She works with Q-methodology personality and risk assessments, and enjoys collaborating with academic faculty on community-engaged projects.


  • Ph.D., learning, design, and technology, University of Georgia
  • M.A., English, Tulane University
  • B.A., English and German, University of Georgia

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