Peter Walker, Ph.D.

Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment, Chatham University

Dr. Walker is the recently appointed Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. In this role, he is building a new School, and a new fully sustainable Campus at Eden Hall, north of Pittsburgh, using an activist approach to education which starts by engaging students in the challenges and problems of their local environment.

Prior to coming to Pittsburgh in August 2014, Dr. Walker spent 12 years as the Director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, one of the world’s premier centers for the study of humanitarian crises. In 2007 Dr. Walker was made Rosenberg Professor of Nutrition and Human Security. Dr Walker joined Tufts from a 25-year career in disaster and humanitarian crisis management around the world.  Dr. Walker is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.