Harrell Lynn Walker, PhD


Title: Retired Professor
Company: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Ruston, Louisiana, United States

Harrell Lynn Walker, PhD, retired professor at Louisiana Tech University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in botany and plant pathology.

With 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Walker has been retired since 2010, having been a botany professor at Louisiana Tech University since 1987. Prior to obtaining this role, he was a research station director with the Mycogen Corporation from 1984 to 1987, and a research scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service from 1976 to 1984. From 1975 to 1976, assistant director of the plant industry division of the Alabama Department of Agriculture, where he was previously a plant pathologist from 1974 to 1975. Earlier in his career, Dr. Walker was a postdoctoral research assistant at Auburn University from 1972 to 1974 and served as a biological research assistant with the U.S. Army Medical Laboratory, Fort George Meade, MD from 1970 to 1972.

Dr. Walker first pursued an education with Louisiana Tech University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1966. He continued graduate studies in plant pathology at the University of Kentucky, completing a Master of Science in 1969 and a PhD in 1970.  Dr. Walker is a member of the American Phytopathological Society and the Weed Science Society of America. For his contributions to the field, he has been featured in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

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