Dr. Jenny Walker is a speaker, consultant and expert on cyberbullying and positive uses of technology among youth. She is a proponent of confidential online polling of young people in
specific local schools to inform stakeholders (educators, parents, students, and community members) about specific learning conditions, and to show specific areas for intervention.
She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and an M.A. in Literature from Arizona State University, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Humberside University in the United Kingdom. She has taught British literature, College Composition and English, and has served at a residential group home for teen girls.
For over twenty-five years, Dr. Walker has held key positions in business and finance institutions in London, Hong Kong, and the United States. In the last decade, she has transitioned to her passion for helping young people learn about and promote the socially responsible use of communication technologies.
Born and raised in England, her early professional life was in London and Hong Kong, with business dealings in Spain, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. She has travelled throughout Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Mexico and the United States.
2013: Bauman, S., Toomey, R., & Walker, J. Associations among bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide in high school students. Journal of Adolescence (2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.12.001.
2013: Walker, J., Craven, R.G., & Tukunaga, R. S. (2013). Introduction. In S. Bauman, D. Cross, & J. Walker (Eds), Principles of cyberbullying research: Definitions, measures, and methodology (pp. 3-20). New York: Routledge.
2013: Cross, D., & Walker, J. (2013). Using research to inform cyberbullying prevention and intervention. In S. Bauman, D. Cross,
& J. Walker (Eds), Principles of cyberbullying research: Definitions, measures, and methodology (pp. 3-20). New York: Routledge.
2013: Cross, D., Bauman, S., & Walker, J. (2013). Summary and Conclusion. In S. Bauman, D. Cross, & J. Walker (Eds), Principles of cyberbullying research: Definitions, measures, and methodology (pp. 3-20). New York: Routledge.
2012: Walker, J. (2012). A “Toolbox”of Cyberbullying Prevention Initiatives and Activities. In Patchin, J. W., & Hinduja, S.
(Eds), Cyberbullying Prevention and Response: Expert Perspectives (pp. 128-148). New York: Routledge.
2011: Walker, J. (2011). Foreword. In What Are My Rights? 95 Questions and Answers about Teens and the Law, by Judge Tom Jacobs. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
2011: Strom, P., Strom, R., Walker, J., Sindel-Arrington, T., & Beckert, T. Adolescent Bullies on Cyber Island. NASSP Bulletin, 95(3), 195-211.
December 2009; Doctoral dissertation/Cyberbullying-Educational Psychology: The Contextualized Rapid Resolution Cycle
Intervention Model for Cyberbullying, Arizona State University
Professional Presentations, Training Seminars, and Workshops
2011: Presenter; Cyberbullying: Beyond Prevalence, with Profs. Bauman and Yoon at the Society for Research in Child
Development (Montreal, Canada)
2011: Presenter; Maricopa Community College’s 2011 Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference: Presenting a data-driven model for online safety to adult educators
2011: Trainer; Calvert County, Maryland: Training workshop for school psychologists and counselors on cyberbullying and sexting
2011: Trainer; Peoria School District, Arizona: “Parents’ University” training on issues of online safety for youth
2011: Presenter; GLSEN Teachers Group, Phoenix, Arizona: Cyberbullying and Sexting “101” seminar for educators
2010: Presenter; Beatitudes Campus Presentation: Expert panel member for town hall meeting on bullying
2010: Facilitator; Xavier College Prep School: Workshop for high school students on bullying and online safety