Dr. Devin Walker recently started as the Director of Student Success and Equity in August of 2023. Devin most recently served as the director of two high-impact centers for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin: The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males as well as Global Leadership and Social Impact. Originally from Los Angeles, Devin earned his undergraduate degree in 2008 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Go Badgers," where he double-majored in Sociology and History. He earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Studies of Education within the department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 where his research focused on the intersection of race, sports and education as well as the influence of global education on student’s self-concept, national identity and future orientation.
Devin is a seasoned facilitator on issues related to DEIB having led retreats and workshops for dozens of corporations and institutions of higher education. Dr. Walker credits his diverse upbringing in Los Angeles as well as his extensive experience living, working, and backpacking
abroad as pillars to his understanding to equity and inclusion. He taught English in Korea for 2 years, has lived in 5 countries, traveled to 37 countries and has led over 400 students on study abroad programs to China, South Africa, the UAE, Ghana and Senegal. His recently published book, Historically Underrepresented Faculty and Students in Education Abroad: Wandering Where We Belong, aims to disrupt the deficit-based narratives that often surround minoritized students and education abroad. After 10 years at the University of Texas at Austin, Devin is excited to move back to California and serve as the Director of Student Success and Equity for Cabrillo College.