B.F.A., Sam Houston State University
M.A., University of South Carolina
Before enrolling in graduate school, Denetra Walker worked in several behind-the-scenes roles in television news markets including Augusta, GA; New York, NY; Houston, TX; Columbia, SC; Las Vegas, NV—covering some of the nation's biggest stories.
Her experience working in and managing a newsroom inform her teaching and academic research. She is passionate about addressing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in college classrooms and newsrooms.
journalist experience in digital age; social justice and activism; police shootings; and maternal health
While at USC, Walker has taught reporting and editing, Intensive Writing and Mass Communication Theory. She was also the co-instructor for the Inaugural Digital Media Academy here at USC. She currently teaches Minorities, Women, and Media.