April 28, 2010
Dr. Craig Walker, Oklahoma Baptist University's Wheeler professor of economics, recently was re-elected treasurer of the Southwestern Social Science Association at the association's annual meeting in Houston. Walker has served in the role since April 2009.
Founded in 1919, the Southwestern Social Science Association is the oldest interdisciplinary social science association in the United States, and is composed of professionals and students in the social sciences, including academics and other professionals.
Walker's position involves payment of the expenses linked with the association's annual meeting, the expenses related to the publication of the Social Science Quarterly and the expenses related to the administration of an organization of approximately 1,000 members. The treasurer is also responsible for overseeing the organization's investment portfolio and working with a certified public accountant to prepare IRS required documents. The treasurer is a member of the SSSA Executive Committee and the SSSA Council, the organization's governing boards.
Walker earned a bachelor's degree and MBA degree at Baylor University, and a master's degree and his doctorate at Southern Methodist University. At OBU, he teaches such business courses as introduction to economics, principles of macro economics, principles of micro economics, money and banking, international economics, competitive analysis and business ethics.
He previously served as the president of the Southwestern Economics Association and as membership director of the Southwestern Social Science Association. He is a faculty sponsor for the Students in Free Enterprise team at OBU. Walker is also involved in the Shawnee Habitat for Humanity, where he has served as a construction volunteer, president, board member, volunteer coordinator, and committee chair. He is a member of University Baptist Church in Shawnee, Okla., where he has served as a deacon and on the finance committee.