Dr. Grayson Walker was an educator who cared deeply about the craft of teaching. During his tenure at UTC he served as the director of the environmental studies program, he held a physics faculty position and was named department head, and later he became Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. By the time he was named provost, he had received every teaching award UTC offers and compiled a significant body of published research in physics.
With Dr. Walker’s support, the Teacher Resource Center was established in February 1996. Just five months later the campus was saddened by Dr. Walker’s untimely death.
He held a B.S. in Physics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois and a doctoral degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a specialist in atmospheric droplet physics. Dr. Walker was also actively involved in Kiwanis Club, the Epilepsy Foundation, and Signal Centers.