Title: Professor Emerita of Family and Human Development
Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens, Georgia, United States
Lynda Walters, Professor Emerita of Family and Human Development at the University of Georgia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
With decades of professional experience, Dr. Walters has held the designation of professor emerita at the University of Georgia since 2008. She previously served the institution as both a professor and an associate dean, and prior to her tenure with the university, she was a staff development specialist at the Cooperative Education Service Agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Walters began her career as a lecturer at the University of Guelph in Canada from 1972 to 1974. Prior to her professional pursuits, she studied at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Christian education in 1964. She continued her academic efforts with a Master of Science at Oklahoma State University in 1972 and concluded her education with a PhD in child and family development at the University of Georgia in 1978. In addition to her work as an educator, Dr. Walters has contributed many articles to professional journals.
Dr. Walters has been recognized for her achievements with numerous awards and accolades, including a Top Three Paper Award from the International Communications Association in 2001, a Commemorative Lecturer Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 1999, and a Creswell Award from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences Alumni Association in 1996, among others. She has maintained memberships to the International Sociological Association, the European Sociological Association, the Society for Research on Adolescence and the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Walters credits numerous mentors throughout her career, including Josephine Hawther, Katherine Caufin, and Elizabeth Sheer. As a further testament to her success and experience, she has been featured in the 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America, as well as in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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