On July 1, 2022, Ron Walker was named Interim Dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa. He was appointed to our faculty in 2005 and has served in various roles during his career at TU and has earned the rank of Clinical Professor. Dr. Walker is recognized as an educational leader and consultant, an expert teacher, and as an experienced athletic training clinician. His expertise in each of these areas has been continuously refined over 25+ years of experience in leadership, education, mentorship, and providing care. These experiences result in a unique approach and skills set that are beneficial the organizational, and individual, levels. He is a proud TU alumnus, earning both his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and Master of Education, from The University of Tulsa.
Dr. Walker previously served as the Associate Dean of Health Sciences and was the Founding Director of the University Center for Academic Advising. Additionally, he served as the founding director of both the Graduate AT Program at Tulsa and the Undergraduate AT Program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a sought-after educational consultant both nationally and internationally and is very active in service leadership at state, regional, & national levels. He has served as President & Treasurer of the Oklahoma AT Association, as the Treasurer of the Mid-America AT Association & chair of the finance committee, as Vice-Chair and Chair of the NATA District Secretary & Treasurer Committee, as an accreditation peer review chair for the Commission on Accreditation of AT Education, on the BOC Regulatory Conference advisory panel, and on the BOC International Committee. He is a 2015 recipient of the NATA’s Most Distinguished AT Award & the 2012 AT Service Award. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2017 and was recognized in 2016 by the University of Tulsa as an Outstanding Teacher Recipient, the highest teaching honor bestowed upon TU faculty.
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #504
Interim Associate Dean
Assistant Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #535
Administrative Associate – Dean’s Office
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #510
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.